Saint-Cirq-Lapopie (Lot)

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24 January 2022  |  Culture

Les villages qui ont inspiré les peintres français

Let's start with:

Saint-Paul-de-Vence, (Alpes Maritimes)

It was the obligatory passage for artists, such as: Matisse, Modigliani, Jacques Prévert or Giono who frequented the village.

Discover the alleys that have inspired the biggest names.


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Saint-Cirq Lapopie, (Lot)

The painter André Breton fell in love with the village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie.

André Beton

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Saint-Cirq-Lapopie becomes a hub of surrealism, when André Breton's friends: Ray, Dalí, Picabia, Toyen or Max Ernst stay regularly.

Barbizon (Seine-et-Marne)

Located between the forest of Fontainebleau and the plain, Barbizon was, in the 19th century, the favorite place of landscape painters.

n 1863, the young impressionists Monet, Renoir, Sisley will also come to Barbizon but will hardly stay there.

Auvers-sur-Oise (Val-d'Oise)

Van Gogh before shooting himself in the chest, will paint more than 70 canvases… in 70 days! Paintings so well known today that the places seem familiar to us.


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Collioure (Pyrénées-Orientales)

As you browse the site, remember that Collioure was the workshop of Fauvism with Matisse and Derain, visited by Dufy, Marquet and so many others. Collioure was first and foremost an opportunity for these artists to free themselves from the grip of the visible.


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