About the Tour
Each month, our Spotlight Tours focus on a different artist or theme, allowing for a deeper dive into specific areas of the collection.
Artists have long been drawn to southern France, embracing its classical history and myth, and translating its luminous light and color into paint. This November, learn about the importance of the region to favorite artists in the Barnes collection, including Matisse’s Nice period, Cézanne’s roots in Aix-en-Provence, Renoir’s garden farmhouse in Cagnes-sur-Mer, and Van Gogh’s dream of an artist’s colony in Arles.
Before and after the tour, you’re invited to explore the collection and special exhibition 30 Americans.
South of France
See the influence that the picturesque landscapes and storied history of southern France had on many great artists in the collection.
Henri Matisse. The Sea Seen from Collioure, 1906. © 2019 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society, New York
Henri Matisse. The Venetian Blinds, 1919. BF897. © 2019 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society, New York
Vincent van Gogh. Still Life, 1888. BF928. Public Domain.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Bathing Group, 1916. BF709. Public Domain.