The South of France has enjoyed a long association with a gamut of talented painters who have all flocked to the region to seek inspiration from the Provencal colours, light and views.
Saint Tropez is no exception: great artistic masters such as Matisse, Picasso and Pointillist all came to the sleepy fishing village at some point in their career where they created some of their best works.
But rather than focus on the past, we would like to highlight for our clients renting a luxury villa in Saint Tropez this summer some of today’s talents.
So here is a list of some of our favourite artists from Saint Tropez in 2014:
GERALD LE ROUX
Le Roux is a world famous painter and sculptor who grew up in Bordeaux. His dream was to become a musical conductor, but at the age of 15 he swapped his baton for a paintbrush and he soon won international acclaim for his work. Le Roux came to Saint Tropez in 1990, where he opened his workshop and gallery in the heart of the village. He says that Saint Tropez has been his “major inspiration source”. His work can be seen in his gallery located at 3, Place de l’Hotel de Ville.
UNA ST TROPEZ
The artist who calls herself Una St Tropez set up in the South of France in the late 1990s. The artist is famous for combining ancient with modern and recently received praise for a collection of paintings inspired by a trip to St Petersburg which she tribute to Rudolf Nureyev to mark the 20th anniversary of his death. Her work this year is dedicated to famous Saint Tropez resident Brigitte Bardot.
SASHA DE SAINT TROPEZ
Pop artist Sasha de Saint Tropez has made a name for herself with her colourful portraits of well-known personalities such as Steve McQueen, Marilyn Monroe and of course, the Queen of Saint Tropez herself Brigitte Bardot. Pop in to Sasha’s vibrant gallery at 10 Place de l’Ormeau when you are staying in Saint Tropez.
Ivor Hor is a Hungarian artist who arrived in France in 1956 in Toulouse. Some 12 year later he discovered Saint Tropez, and has never left. He has won many awards for his striking oil paintings, including the Grand Prix International de Peinture de la Cote d’Azur in 1995. His paintings are inspired by Saint Tropez, landscapes of southern France, and sailing. To view his work in Saint Tropez head to his gallery 36 rue des Remparts.