CHAGALL, FROM BLACK AND WHITE TO COLOUR
From 1st November 2018 to 24 March 2019
Hôtel de Caumont - Centre d'Art
Discover an exhibition that sheds light on an unexplored dimension of Marc Chagall, who was celebrated as a master of colour by the artists and critics of his day. The exhibition, which is devoted to the last part of the artist’s career, highlights his change of style and reveals each stage in the artist’s creative process, from 1948 until his death in 1985.
More than 100 works (paintings, sculptures, drawings, engravings, washes, gouaches, and collages) reflect Chagall’s artistic exploration of black and white and his subsequent mastery of particularly luminous, intense, and profound tints.
Since May 2015, after 18 months of restoration work, the Caumont Art Centre welcomes you in the Hôtel de Caumont, an 18th century town mansion situated in the Mazarin neighbourhood, just a stone's throw from the Cours Mirabeau.
Honouring the Fine Arts, from old paintings to more modern works, the Caumont Art Centre has an ambitious cultural programme. Each year, it organises two big exhibitions: one in summer devoted to a single artist and the other in winter presenting great private collections.
But the Caumont Art Centre is more than just an art gallery.
Supporting all forms of cultural expression, there are continual screenings of the film “Cézanne au pays d’Aix” in the auditorium where concerts and lectures are also organized.
But the big “plus” is being able to visit the most sumptuous mansion in Aix-en-Provence, in which the rooms have been remarkably reconstituted with their period furnishings, and its gorgeous French-style gardens (rare in the city centre).
To end your visit, you can stop in at its tea room with a terrace leading to the gardens. In the evening, the tea room becomes a bar, to make the pleasure last.
Caumont Art Centre
Caumont Centre d'Art - 3, rue Joseph Cabassol - 13100 Aix-en-Provence
+33 (0)4 42 20 70 01http://www.caumont-centredart.com