From Impressionism to Fauvism in Saint-Tropez
Saint-Tropez may be better known today for mega-yachts and the celebrities like Jay-Z and Beyoncé who vacation there, but it once provided subject matter for many famous artists, who spent hundreds of hours capturing the magical light of the former fishing village. Le Musée de l’Annonciade, on the southwest corner of the Vieux Port, is housed in a 16th-century chapel and showcases the evolution of painting from neo-Impressionism to the Fauves. There was just a wonderful Modigliani show and the museum has a great program of rotating special exhibitions. Artists represented in the permanent collection on the second floor include blue-chip examples by Signac, Vlaminck, Derain, Van Dongen, Bonnard, Matisse, and Marquet. Le Musée de l’Annonciade is a gem of a museum and well worth a visit the next time you are in Saint-Tropez, so that you can squeeze some culture into your sun-drenched holiday.
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