Carrières de Lumières, Les Baux-De-Provence, France

This former limestone quarry, opened in 1800, is now the most beautiful art gallery, a multimedia delight using the huge vertical walls as a backdrop.

From now until 6 January, 2019, the limestone walls will come to life with Picasso and the Spanish Masters, a century of Spanish art presented in a remarkable sound and light show created by Gianfranco Iannuzzi, Renato Gatto and Massimiliano Siccardi and produced by Culturespaces, using thousands of images and a hundred projectors.

Carrières de Lumières

The first part of the show highlights portraits and scenes of daily life painted by Goya, Rusiñol, Zuloaga and Sorolla. The second part focuses on Picasso, who was unquestionably one of the most influential great masters in 20th century art.

From the royal court to Goya’s rustic scenes, Rusiñol’s enchanting gardens, Zuloaga’s portraits, and Sorolla’s luminous beach scenes, visitors are invited to go on a journey of discovery and then immerse themselves in the rich and captivating pictorial world of Picasso and his masterpiece.

Carrières de Lumières

The distinctive forms of the Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907), the soothing pink and blue of The Pipes of Pan (1923), the menacing potency of Guernica (1937), and the Mediterranean shores of The Joy of Life (1946) take the viewers into the heart of the artist’s creative genius.

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