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Light at Les Baux de Provence

Jean Cocteau had performed his "Testament d'Orphée" there in 1959. In the 7000 square meters of the Baux de Provence quarries, an immersive, visual and sound show draws the public in the midst of the works of Vassily Kandinsky and Paul Cézanne, drawn on the walls by more than a hundred video projectors.

© Fabrice Roy

The report...

Used as early as the second century BC, the famous "Pierre des Baux" quickly won over builders with the whiteness and easy cutting of its limestone. It was thus used for the construction of the Roman city of Glanum, near Saint Rémy de Provence. The old village of Les Baux de Provence and the eponymous castle were also built using this material.

© Fabrice Roy

From 1800 and until 1937, the so-called Grands Fonds quarry was exploited before finding an artistic vocation.

In 1977, Joseph Svoboda confirmed their use as a medium for large-scale sound and light shows.

Since 2012, the Culturespace company has delegated the site and represents the scenographies imagined by Gianfranco Iannuzzi, Renato Gatto and Massimiliano Siccardi.

Œuvres de Kandinsky. © Fabrice Roy

"Vassily Kandinsky, Odyssey of the Abstract", based on the works of the prolific and visionary artist, is a true invitation to travel into his inner cosmos. Painter, poet, art theorist and founder of abstract art, he revolutionized the history of art with his numerous compositions, now exhibited around the world.

Immersion dans les tableaux de Paul Cézanne... © Fabrice Roy

Self-taught painter with 900 canvases and 400 watercolors, Paul Cézanne represents portraits, still lifes, landscapes, historical scenes ... and produces multiple versions of the same subject, constantly experimenting with the possibilities of pictorial material.

First rejected at the Salon and then recognized late by his contemporaries, during a retrospective organized in 1895 by Ambroise Vollard, Paul Cézanne is today considered the pioneer of modernity. Strongly inspired in his early days by Eugène Delacroix and Gustave Courbet, he then left his studio to turn to the Impressionists, following the example of Camille Pissarro by painting on the motif. His unique construction of forms and color and his tendency to abstraction lead him to go beyond Impressionism, to influence the Cubists, the Fauves and the avant-garde.

Culturespaces is the fifth French cultural player for monuments, museums and art centers. It is the pioneer of digital art centers and immersive exhibitions around the world.

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