Belles Rives “Become an Artist” Experience
BE PICASSO FOR A DAY
With this activity, you will become Picasso for a moment and get into his head with the help of a local artist, teacher and creative guide. The guide will take you on this authentic creative journey of the Picasso Museum in Antibes and will help you to see it differently. The visit lasts approximately two hours. One hour discovering the art and views in the Museum. The other learning how to draw and paint in Picasso’s style. You will be immersed into sketching and drawing with the unique view of the Sea and the Medieval atmosphere of the Châteeau Grimaldi (former house of the Grimaldi noble family – now Picasso Museum. Through looking and making connections using found materials, you will be encouraged to discover your inner artist whilst having a whole lot of fun at the same time. You will be able to take your work of art away with you. A memory of Antibes!
PAINTING WONDERS IN RENOIR’S GARDEN
The Renoir museum is placed in the heart of a beautiful estate in Cagnes sur Mer, planted with olive and citrus trees offering a breathtaking view down the Cap d’Antibes called “Domaine des Colettes”. In the morning, you will be able to take a lovely creative pause with an art instructor, who will show you the basics of acrylic technique. You will be painting the surroundings of the beautiful Renoir’s garden with the guidance of local artist. After the morning session, you will be able to enjoy a tasty picnic, made by Provencal flavors and specialties. After that, you can even go into Renoir’s studio and see his brushes and the colors that were the last on his pallet.
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ARTISTIC EXPERIENCE AT THE VILLA EPHRUSSI
Step inside the magnificent gardens for a leisurely stroll and awake your inner artist! Inspiration abounds in every detail of the neat landscape design and intriguing sculptures. Your art instructor will help you capture some of the magic through sketching and watercolour painting.
Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild is also called villa Île de France. It was designed by the French architect Aaron Messiah and built between 1905 and 1912 by Baroness Beatrice de Rothschild.
She filled the mansion with antique furniture, old master paintings, sculptures, artworks and assembled an extensive collection of rare porcelain. The villa is surrounded by nine gardens, each
on a different theme: Florentine, Spanish, Garden à la française, exotic, a stone garden, a Japanese garden, a rose garden, Provençal… The garden was conceived in the form of a ship, to be viewed from the loggia of the house, which was like the bridge of a vessel, with the sea visible on all sides. It was inspired by a voyage the Baroness made on the liner Île de France, and the villa was given that name. The thirty gardeners who maintained the garden were dressed as sailors, with berets with red pom-pom.