Fauvism comes to St Tropez

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Stood on the port of St Tropez since 1922, the Musée de l’Annonciade is a bold reminder of the town’s rich historical affinity with avant-garde artists and their work. It was Paul Signac who first discovered the natural charm of this quaint fishing town in 1892. He descended his yacht, The Olympia, to buy a house where he began painting the beauty he found around him. His piece La Hune was just the beginning of a neo-impressionist revolution that sparked in St Tropez, luring numerous well-known painters to its shores such as Cross, Matisse, Derain, Marquet. [Read more…]