Fondation Dina Vierny, Banyuls-sur-mer
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Fondation Dina Vierny serves as a museum dedicated to the paintings and sculptures of artist Aristide Maillol. Discover the sensitive works of this Banyuls sur Mer native, who was often overshadowed by his giant contemporary, August Rodin. The artist would retreat here, among the olive trees and vineyards, to meditate and work. Browse the collection of his works in the intimate museum, then take a walk through the peaceful sculpture garden. The museum also features temporary exhibits. Note that there are no refreshments available on site. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Fondation Dina Vierny by using our Banyuls-sur-mer family vacation planner.
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  • Nestled in the heart of the Albères, on the edge of a small stream that sings, the Museum is a beautiful Catalan black shale stone house, surrounded by vineyards, in nature. Five rooms are the works of the sculptor: several life-size statues, of many bronze statuettes, drawings of large striking beauty and some very colorful paintings. A moment of pure happiness. Icing on the cake, a video shot in 1943 or we see Maillol sculpt, draw, and answer in an interview. Very moving.
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  • Currently, it is a complement to the exhibition of the Museum of Céret "Maillol, Pons, brother", because we can see many small sculptures, drawings, charcoals... in the farm where he lived for the summer. An excellent period film, black and white, recounts moments of his life. Maillol had neither water nor electricity and lived his fishing or what brought him the shepherds. A temporary exhibition until the 30/10 (very large drawings) explains the price of entry € 7 instead of 5 usually.
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  • Aristide of Maillols work had a major impact on the European and German sculpture. In addition to Paris, there is a small museum in his birthplace in BANYULS, 4 km outside, direction of Pyrenees. A well constructed kl. Road leads there. Diana Vierny, a longtime model, saved after his death his atelier from decay and finally opened the Musée Maillol at BANYULS. The then standalone farmhouse Maillol had served as home and Studio. Maillols sculpture La Méditerranée from 1905 covers his grave in the garden of the House. To visit his Studio, his living environment and various works by the artist such as paintings, drawings, ceramics are on 3 floors and bronzes. A video documentation gives more information about life and work. Has not spectacular but a good introduction to the life of a man, modest and restrained, and in harmony with the nature lived all in all the obviously decades ago and worked. Observe the opening hours: ouvertures: du 1er octobre au 30 avril: 10 h - 12 h / 14 h - 17 h (Fermé le lundi et jours fériés) you 2 may au 30 septembre: 10 h - 12 h / 15 h - 18 h (Fermé le lundi et jours fériés)
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  • Metairie lived Maillol, and or he is buried in beautiful sculputes, paintings... Only negative price 7 euros for the visit... too expensive price!
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