... from Menton to Mandelieu and miles into the mountains ...


So many artists have been inspired by the light in Provence.

Jean Cocteau in Menton

During the Middle Ages the Schools of Avignon and Nice were flourishing. Puget was known as the Michelangelo of Provence in the 17th century. In the 18th century, Fragonard filled his paintings with the flowers of Grasse. Some of the most important painters from the 19th and 20th centuries were drawn to the region to capture the colours of the land and seascapes. From Monet, Cézanne and Renoir, Bonnard, Signac and Dufy to Matisse, Chagall, Picasso and Cocteau, the list of artists is outstanding.

In small galleries and important museums, the importance of art continues.

Encounters with Art

Contact Wieka

Tuesday 6 and 13 March

10.00 – 12.00

Two Lecture Series

Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art, America Takes the Lead

with Mary Lynn Riley to be held in a private home in Nice and the cost is €€45.

Picking up where we left off and for those of you who were not able to attend the Encounters with Art lectures in early 2017, we are offering this two lecture series in March 2018; it examines the two major post-war art movements that propelled the United States to the forefront of the international art scene in the mid-twentieth century. It will also be an occasion to compare this art with that produced by the artists of the Ecole de Nice, who were working at the same time and were the subject of the recent exhibition at the MAMAC.

Please send the booking form together with the cheque by 28 February 2018.

Art Lectures 2018

Contact Lynda

Tuesday 17 April


Picasso and His Women

How did his lovers influence his work?

To complement the Picasso exhibition at London’s Tate Modern this year, Lynda will deliver a revised version of her very popular 2015 lecture.

Tuesday 8 May


Artists Living on the Riviera 1918 – 1950s

Why did so many great painters come to the south of France? From Matisse to Modigliani and Dufy to Bonnard, and so many more in this period...

Entrance fee will be €€10 per person, including coffee. The lectures start at 11.00 and are illustrated with slides on a ‘big screen’ at Lynda’s home in Vence.

For provisional booking, please send an email to info@lyndaburke.net stating the lecture(s) and number of seats required. For any other information please call Lynda.

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