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A visit to the Maeght Foundation - Saint-Paul-de-Vence

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Maeght Foundation since 1964

The Maeght Art Foundation is located on the outskirts of Saint-Paul-de-Vence.

In 1964, Cannes art dealers and collectors Marguerite and Aimé Maeght founded the Maeght Foundation under the patronage of André Malraux, France's Minister of Cultural Affairs.

The foundation gathers impressive  collections of modern and contemporary art produced by many of the most influential artists of the 20th century.

Some of them contributed to the planning of the building and created pieces of art and sculpture especially adapted to the foundation's existing space.

The great artists of the 20th century at the Maeght Foundation

The Maeght Foundation is nestled in the natural Mediterranean countryside, high in the hills that overlook Nice.

Most sculptures are exhibited in the gardens, where the Green Man and his friends greet you as you enter!

An entire courtyard is devoted to the Swiss-born sculptor, painter and print-maker Alberto Giacometti.

Aimé Maeght represented Giacometti throughout most of his career, both selling and collecting his work.

His Surrealist style isn't for everyone, as many find his gaunt and tortured figures quite disturbing.

However, Giacometti's Man Walking sold at auction at Sotheby's London in 2010 for a record breaking $104.3 million!

Department of Alpes-Maritimes - St Paul de Vence
Coordinates: Lat 43.700834 - Long 7.114945

Credits: Photos are ©melangedmagic - Photo via Wikimedia Commons: header by Waterborough is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0
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