Hôtel de Caumont – Centre d'Art, Aix-en-Provence (FR)   27 April 2018 - 23 September 2018

Nicolas de Staël en Provence

This exhibition focuses, for the first time and exclusively, on the development of Nicolas de Staël's work during his stay in Provence, between July 1953 and October 1954.

Curators : Gustave de Staël and Marie du Bouchet

Nicolas de Staël's Provençal period marked an essential turning point in both his life and his work. Between July 1953 and June 1954, the artist drew a new source of inspiration from it.

The discovery of the light of the South, the exceptional beauty of this country, the loving encounter of a woman and the ordeal of solitude that allows her to respond to her future exhibition in New York at the Paul Rosenberg Gallery, are all experiences that nourish her imagination and the spectacular rhythm of her artistic production.

Nicolas de Staël's international renown took off in the heart of Provence.

Video of the exhibition « Nicolas de Staël en Provence » © Culturespaces, 2018
© Fondation Gandur pour l'Art, Genève

Work on loan

Nicolas de STAËL
Fleurs blanches et jaunes