Mougins Monumental, the open-air exhibition of sculptures by the City of Mougins in partnership with the Museum of Classical Art, invades the streets of the old village in the spring of 2015.
Plenty of monumental sculptures everywhere on the squares and in the tiny streets of Mougins village! Mougins Monumental is exhibiting 21 monumental sculptures by contemporary artist Niki De Saint Phalle, Sacha Sosno, Théo Tobiasse, Arman, César, Steph Cop and Nicolas Lavarenne.
The works of Art are smartly staged in the streets of Mougins – near a place of Art: the MACM, the Photography Museum, museum or art gallery – or opening on gorgeous mother Nature’s landscapes.
The intelligence of the location of the exhibited sculptures enables to fully express the artists’ creative thoughts and the emotions wonderfully flow.
Mougins, capital of Bien Vivre
By the late nineteenth century, the village of Mougins, thanks to its climate and its exceptional location, was the resort of many travelers from around the world. Many unpacked there their suitcases to savor the beauty of the rugged alpine landscapes, lined with a blue sea, beautiful like a turquoise. Others made their full time home, no longer supporting the frosts of northern winters, captured by the Mediterranean atmosphere, seasoned with Provence wine and salade niçoise.
Mougins, an Art village
Thus in 1924, Francis Picabia, avant garde surrealist painter, developed a passion for Mougins and decided to build his home. Communicating his enthusiasm to his friends, he attracted among these the great Pablo Picasso, who came there in 1936. Those who accompanied him were Jean Cocteau, Paul Eluard, Man Ray, Francois Millet…
Mougins, home of stars
A few years later, Picasso settled in Mougins, near the Notre-Dame de Vie Chapel, where he lived until the end of his days. This emblematic figure of Art subsequently attracted famous celebrities such as Fernand Léger, Robert Desnos, René Clair, Isadora Duncan who later stayed on the hill. The famous designer Christian Dior – who lived in the heart of the village – gave birth to his most famous collections, followed a little later by Jacques Brel, Edith Piaf, Roland Petit, Zizi Jeanmaire, Yves Saint Laurent, Paul Anka, Jean Richepin, Robert Hossein, Catherine Deneuve, Jeanne Moreau, Roger Vivier…
Mougins, between heaven and earth
From April 4, 2015, Mougins Monumental, a pleasant Art promenade through the steeped in historyvillage, invites you to travel through time, and will let you better understand the evolution of the artistic world of the 60s. From the Nouveaux Réalistes movement to the contemporary succession, you will discover a fascinating world of Art through this decor of monumental sculptures.
Open air sculptures in Mougins village
April 4 – June 30, 2015
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