Musée National Picasso, Vallauris

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If you love to visit museums that have galleries dedicated to artwork of the past, especially handicrafts and ceramics and pottery, Musée National Picasso is a must-visit place in your list of places to visit while in France. This museum has ceramic work made by Picasso after the Second World War. Numerous objects like dishes, plates, and other utensils made up of ceramic and further painted with metal oxides. The chapel is also worth paying a visit. The décor inside the chapel is marvelous and tourists love spending quiet moments there. The works of Picasso adorn the chapel. To visit Musée National Picasso on your holiday in Vallauris, and find out what else Vallauris has to offer, use our Vallauris travel itinerary maker.
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  • The discovery of the gigantic work of Picasso: war and peace covering everything inside the walls of a chapel deserves the attention of the visitor. This is not a fresco, contrary to what I read here frequently, but a set of joined panels of hardboard paintings and so curves to match the shape of the vault of the chapel. Picasso wanted to decorate a chapel, probably by jealousy from Matisse in Vence. So he embarked on this company in Vallauris where he resided, but refused any religious theme. He chose this political theme of war and peace for a quite monumental and didactic work. The explanations provided on the inside of the chapel are interesting in this topic. Other Picasso works visible in this museum as the ceramics show that he was able to integrate local ceramists techniques to express his art. The interest for the local life of the village was Vallauris in the mid twentieth century is only strengthened.
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  • Apart from the fantastic work painted on the walls and the vault of the Chapel (and so transported otherwise she would be in the Louvre), there is no grandiose parts of Picasso who lived for years in Vallauris. Two steps, there is a statue in bronze "The man with the sheep" on the eponymous site. Otherwise, he must go to the Picasso Museum in Antibes on the ramparts of the old town (beautiful) for a little more, but most of the works are in museums in Paris (I've seen more in New York!) ... too bad! Enjoy the heritage days to save the expense of a ticket to see the fresco "war and peace" still! But there are still other artists (sculptures, pottery...) exposed, which allows to not be too disappointed and came to crumbs of Picasso
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  • Beautiful building with a staircase and an older Romanesque church (12th century?) of which the first part that forms a rounded tunnel was painted by Picasso to illustrate the war on one side and the peace of the other. It is a major work. There are also in the Museum of fine earthenware of Picasso. We liked least the temporary exhibition dedicated to Korean artists, but each his own.
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  • There is only a town of ceramics, precious in the center ceramic works of Picasso. Small enough could spin to see if there 30 minutes. Because there is no bus from Cannes Sunday inconvenient since they must be using the Vallauris station.
  • My sister and I shared some wonderful memories enjoying our favorite artist. It was market day in Vallauris, the vendors were just leaving and there in the little park across from the museum was Picasso's sculpture of a man with goat in his arms . The sculpture was covered with dirty lettuce and tomatoes left behind by the venders. Oh my, Messier Picasso would not have tolerated this! I remember you could still buy a few pieces of his pottery in one of the street galleries.
  • A little quirky gem with many small rooms, but also a chapel of Picasso. Pay control visit.
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