Monday, October 28, 2013

Greetings from the Green Man

The Green Man and his friends greet you as you enter the Fondation Maeght outside of St.Paul-de-Vence. I spent my last day on the Cote d'Azur exploring this fabulous collection of modern art and then wandering the rues of the medieval village of St.Paul-de-Vence. Fondation Maeght was established in 1964 by Marguerite and Aime Maeght, long time Cannes art dealers and collectors, in collaboration with Andre Malraux, France's Minister of Cultural Affairs. The Fondation and its stunning building hold a collection of modern and contemporary art by many of the most important artists of the 20th century.nSome of these artists actually shared in the planning of the building, creating pieces of art and sculpture to specifically fit into the space. The setting of the Fondation is amazing...high in the hills overlooking Nice, surrounded by natural Mediterranean flora and beautiful gardens. Much of the sculpture is outdoors with many pieces, like the Green Man, enhancing water features.
I especially liked the pieces playing in the water. Here are a few examples for you to enjoy:
by Joan Miro
Another by Miro
Underwater mosaic by Georges Braque
My favorite water sculpture...I love things that move!

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