Tuesday, November 17, 2009

fondation Maeght

Originally we wanted to go first to the city of Vence, because of the long history of this town. But we took the tourist route along the coast and that took longer than we anticipated (and poor Eoos, she got nearly car sick of all the curves in the road).

So we went straight on to a museum for modern art in Saint-Paul: the Fondation Maeght.

They have, among others, a large collection of Joan Miró and Alberto Giacometti.
A beautiful garden with many sculptures of Miró. The founders of this museum gave him time and space to try many forms of art here.

A detail of stained glass made by Miró:

Outside and inside many statues of Giacometti, in his characteristic streched style:

A moving fountain by Pol Bury:

And so many other great works of art, a painting by one of our favourite modern painters Ellsworth Kelly and some works of Fernand Léger, like this pottery art in the garden:

It was great to be here, seeing so many beautiful and facinating pieces of modern art. No doubt this was the best part of our stay!

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