Each month, explore the visionary art of Provence painters, and better understand how they interrogate our world, with an art history workshop.
This month, we’re exploring the singular passion René Char (1907-1988), one of the great Provençal poets of the 20th century.
Surrealist at the sides of Paul Éluard and André Breton, then leader of the Resistence in the maquis of Céreste, the poet’s writing traversed the tumult of a century full of extraordinary artistic advances and harrowing history.
Originally from Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, the complex and energetic works of this lettered man crossed paths, notably, with figures such as Georges Braque, Albert Camus, André Masson and Pablo Picasso.
Using audiovisual excerpts, texts and images illustrating his poems, this session will be dedicated to René Char’s universe.