March 10, 2011
L’Envol de Fondacaro
Saint Paul de Vence
Until May 15 2011 art lovers on the Cote d’Azur will be able to visit , in the village of Saint Paul de Vence, a well-known haven for contemporary art, painting, sculpture and crafts.
The L’Artenciel Exhibition is in its third edition and includes the work of 25 artists’ and their views. This unique exhibition aims to ‘decompose the artistic spectrum’, which naturally provides an infinite number of visions, a prolific amount of colour and many unique and creative ways of expressing experiences and views of the world.
The Exhibition L’artenciel – translated as ‘Art in the Sky’, dismembers and scrutinizes the plurality of the world of art, ‘breaking the silence and boundaries’ and providing a landscape of discovery and exchange.
Saint Paul de Vence is one of the oldest medieval towns on the French Riviera and contemporary art is the town’s most stark and blatant identity. The exhibition is yet more proof of some of the world’s best contemporary artist’s yearnings to keep the town’s artistic vocation alive.
The beauty of the town, which is built on a rocky outcrop, and its surroundings, brings outstanding quality of life, as well as some exceptional light, making it easy to digest why it is an inspirational location for artists, poets and writers, many of whom are now residents of the village.
The village’s ‘Fondation Maeght’, situated in the centre of a particularly picturesque cobbled courtyard, is a focal point for artists and art enthusiasts. As the fountain has a large collection of drawings, sculptures and paintings from the twentieth century, as well as the signatures from many of the famous artists who have also lost themselves in Saint Paul de Vence’s maze of mesmerising alleys and streets.
For more information on Saint Paul de Vence and the Exhibition L’artenciel visit the Saint Paul de Vence website at: www.saint-pauldevence.com