Just five minutes from the beach, the Villa Théo presents exhibitions combining classic and contemporary art. This former house- studio of neo-impressionist painter Théo Van Rysselberghe welcomed well-known artists like Paul Signac, Henri-Edmond Cross, André Gide...

Just five minutes from the beach, the Villa Théo presents exhibitions combining classic and contemporary art. This former house- studio of neo-impressionist painter Théo Van Rysselberghe welcomed well-known artists like Paul Signac, Henri-Edmond Cross, André Gide...

Programme

Alexandre TROIN, Nature morte aux pommes, vers 1950, Huile sur carton, 23,4 x 27,4 cm, Collection particulière
Alexandre TROIN, Nature morte aux pommes, vers 1950, Huile sur carton, 23,4 x 27,4 cm, Collection particulière
Gaël SERRE, Nature morte au bronze, 2023, Pastel, encre, aquarelle sur papier, 57 x 77 cm, Collection particulière
Gaël SERRE, Nature morte au bronze, 2023, Pastel, encre, aquarelle sur papier, 57 x 77 cm, Collection particulière
Serge PLAGNOL, Nature morte, 2010, Fusain sur papier, 86 x 100 cm, Collection particulière
Serge PLAGNOL, Nature morte, 2010, Fusain sur papier, 86 x 100 cm, Collection particulière

Intimate interiors: still lifes, bouquets and other silent lives

Villa Théo is hosting a group exhibition on the theme of still lifes, bouquets and other silent lives - a subject rich in symbolism, originally placed at the bottom of the hierarchy of artistic genres, but which painters have revisited time and again over the centuries, and which continues to this day. These "dead things without movement", known as "Still lives" in other languages ("Stillleben" in German, "Still lives" in English, etc.), have a soul and an evocative power that transcend eras, styles and media. These "Intimate interiors", reflecting the finitude of the human race, combine aesthetic research (composition, forms, materials, light, colours) with spiritual or moral reflection, and bear witness to the artist's virtuosity. From figurative to abstract. After painting, photography has also taken up this subject.

This exhibition brings together classic and contemporary works, as well as photographs. With works by Jean ARÈNE, Louis BONAMICI, Eugène BABOULÈNE, Bernard BUFFET, Emmanuel-Charles BÉNÉZIT, Auguste CHABAUD, Olivier DEBRÉ, Jean DUBRUSK, Marcelo FUENTES, Frédéric JONCOUR, Françoise NUNEZ, Georges-Henri PESCADÈRE, Serge PLAGNOL, Bernard PLOSSU, Valerio POLICI, Isidore ROSENSTOCK, Gaël SERRE, Alexandre TROIN and Suzanne VALADON.

Access

Villa Théo
265, avenue Van Rysselberghe
Saint-Clair
83980 Le Lavandou
0033 4 22 18 01 71
villa-theo.fr

Tuesday to Saturday: 10am – noon & 2pm – 5pm.

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PLACES TO DISCOVER

Le Chemin des peintres : in the Saint Clair district, following in the footsteps of the Neo-Impressionist artists who left their mark on the late 19th century.
Les Restanques de Saint-Clair : the old dry stone terraces, built to grow early fruit and flowers, are now a place to take a stroll with a view over the bay.
Galerie Lucas Ratton : tribal art, contemporary art, 20th and 21st century design (Saint-Tropez)

PLACES TO STAY

Parc camping** de Pramousquier : on a 4.5 hectare terraced family estate, surrounded by mimosas, eucalyptus and maritime pines, overlooking the bay of Pramousquier.
Hôtel Méditerranée : small family hotel located on the beach of Saint-Clair. Rooms with sea views. An institution in Le Lavandou.
Roc-Hôtel : 4-star establishment on the water's edge, with private beach and direct access to the rocks.
Hôtel Tamaris : a small, relaxing hotel surrounded by nature, nestling close to the beach at Saint-Clair.
Hôtel Astria : overlooking the Rocher de la Baleine and with a breathtaking view of the Golden Isles, this hotel offers the charm and tranquillity of a guest house in a Provencal building.
Hôtel Les Flots Bleus : on the wide, sandy beach of Saint-Clair, this charming hotel is unique in its friendliness and location.

PLACES TO EAT

La Pinède : restaurant with its feet in the sand, private beach overlooking the Îles d'Or.
Bistr'eau Ryon : gastronomic brasserie specialising in seafood and fish, located on the seafront at Saint-Clair beach.
Tamaris Plage : delicious Mediterranean cuisine, with an emphasis on fish and seafood.
Chez Régis : authentic French and Mediterranean cuisine served on a lovely shady terrace.
Le Mazet : "L'Atelier de la Truffe" honours local produce, cooked by Patrice Hardy, a chef with refined and sharp culinary standards.
Le 5 Beach : a happy, family atmosphere in this beach restaurant with an extraordinary spot.

PLACES TO DRINK

Les Flots Bleus : hotel bar open to all, concert programme, in an ideal location facing the sea.
Le Lavoir : Cocktail bar specialising in gin and tapas, in a magnificent garden close to Saint-Clair beach.
L'Apéro Gourmand : local produce takes pride of place in this little corner of paradise: boards, spreads, tapas and grilled meats.
Paraiso Beach : private beach, heavenly setting, delicious cocktails, relaxed atmosphere.
Sunsea Plage : tasty cocktails and fresh fruit smoothies all day long.