Do you know the Carrières de Lumière ?

Located on a rocky ridge just under an hour from Mas de Villemagne, the village of Les Baux de Provence, with its narrow streets and castle, is one of the most beautiful villages in France.

Les Baux de Provence also hosts one of the most original shows dedicated to the greatest names in Art History: the Carrières de Lumière. Each year, the old quarry is the ideal setting for immersive dives dedicated to the art of a particular artist. The massive place was then transformed into a cathedral whose immense walls, pillars and floor, where the works were projected, became stained-glass windows. The sessions are then accompanied by musical interludes related to the theme.

Van Gogh to discover in the Carrières de Lumières

After celebrating Gustav Klimt in 2018, Les Carrières des Baux have chosen to celebrate a new “saint”: Van Gogh. A logical choice because of the colourful and warm universe that follows the artistic line of Les Carrières, but above all because of the painter’s vision of Provence. This is an opportunity to rediscover his work and understand how the region has influenced and shaped part of his art. You will admire his emblematic paintings such as “The Starry Night”, “The Bedroom” and “The Sunflowers” painted during a stay of the painter in Arles

In parallel with the Van Gogh exhibition, you can attend the screening of the film Japon Rêvé. This one is inspired by the Japanese prints very popular in Europe at the end of the 19th century, and in particular among impressionist painters. You will stroll through the Japanese forests to meet the “yokai”, folk characters. You will meet charming geishas and ferocious samurai and be overwhelmed by the wave of Hokusai.

A show in the Carrière de Lumières des Baux de Provence is always a magical moment that delights young and old alike.

To be discovered until 5 January 2020 at the Carrières de Lumières, Route de Maillane in Les Baux-de-Provence (13520).

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