Villefranche sur Mer

Villefranche sur Mer
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Saturday, August 16, 2014


Mougins is a clusterfuck of bad bus karma. I miss two busses, get on one going the wrong way, have one pass me by while I'm sitting at the bus stop (I end up walking 4-5 miles)...but worth the trip! Killer views over the panorama - Mediterranean to the Alps -  and a sweet villàge perché, filled with artists and galleries, restaurants and cafés, history and culture...and the MACM.

La Muséé Photographie mainly features photos of Picasso (the great) by his photographer friends, especially André Villers, whose donations to the city of Mougins made the museum possible. These virtuosos of the camera make Picasso come alive, both in his work and his family life.

The pièce de resistance is the MACM, Muséé d'Art Classique de Mougins -ancient roman, Greek, and Egyptian art to modern pieces in amazing juxtapositions. Four floors of paintings, sculptures, carvings, and more puts Mougins on the map and visitors up close and personal with the beauty of the ancient world and its influence on neoclassical, modern, and comtemporary art by artists like Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Dufy, Cézanne, Rodin, Toulouse-Lautrec, Man Ray, Calder, Lichtenstein, Rubens, Klein, Degas, Dali, Warhol, and others. Interactive touch screens further enrich the experience.
A mighty army of artists live here!

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