Tag Archives: Menerbes

Ménerbes: Playful and Color-Splashed Canvasses of Kristian Desailly at the Galerie Pascal Lainé Until June 18

Kristian Desailly is an abstract painter with broad shoulders and a mop-like coiffure drawn back into a ponytail, who has lived since 2004 in Gordes on a mountaintop amidst green oaks and ancient bories where during the warm months he … Continue reading

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Ménerbes: Beauty Manifest – Hans Silvester Photographs of Southern Ethiopia Tribal Houses at the Galerie Pascal Lainé Until May 14

“Another important difference between tourist and traveler is that the former accepts his own civilization without question; not so the traveler, who compares it with the others, and rejects those elements he finds not to his liking.” ― Paul Bowles, … Continue reading

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Ménerbes: Le Mas du Magnolia (au lieu d’un Gite)

From the gardens of Le Mas du Magnolia, the perched village of Ménerbes appears as a large ocean liner floating in a sea of forest green vines, its bow elevated as if in a salute to the far-flung valley below. … Continue reading

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Ménerbes: A “Pianocktail” With the Mellifluous Voice of Margeaux Lampley, Once of Oakland, California

Margeaux Lampley Chirping Out the Lyrics Below with Racey Gilbert on Drums (r.) “I should hate you But I guess I love you You’ve got me in between The devil and the deep blue sea”   For jazz enthusiasts in … Continue reading

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Ménerbes: One-Spot One-Work Art Space; Pocket Gallery as Window Shopping

The single work of Japanese artist Irioka at the art space un lieu une oeuvre Recall the cinematic technique of Michelangelo Antonioni where he would frequently compose his shots by shooting through windows or doors, which would focus the audience’s … Continue reading

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Ménerbes: Brown Foundation Fellows Program at the Dora Maar House Fetes its Summer Residents

Perched on the hillside of Ménerbes, stands the large proud serene edifice of the Dora Maar House. Stretching out before it is a panoramic of manicured geometric shapes – countless lush tones of green – of vineyards and farm land, … Continue reading

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Ménerbes: Michel Loeb at Galerie Pascal Lainé Until Aug. 18

“Oh la belle vie Sans amour Sans soucis Sans problème.” The stylish and always comfortable denizens of the Luberon streamed into the Galerie Pascal Lainé in Ménerbes yesterday evening to exchange tips on finding a reliable gardener or a decent … Continue reading

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Ménerbes: Graceful Confluence of Art and Nature – 20 Sculptures by 12 Artists – at Les Vignes Until August 28

Protéger l’Art by Matthieu Faury Among a few hundred olive trees and groves of oaks on a tranquil Luberon estate, two forward-thinking art galleries have assembled twenty works of sculptures by a dozen artists. The exhibition – Monumental Confrontations – … Continue reading

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Ménerbes: Maison de la Truffe et du Vin du Luberon – Wine Shop for AOC Luberon – Vernissage April 30, Art Exhibit Until June 6

The dynamic Mayor of Ménerbes Yves Rousset-Rouard knows how to move minds and cut deals. He made a name for himself in the film biz as producer of Emmanuelle flicks, as well as the less racy more traditional work of … Continue reading

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Art Briefs: Ménerbes, Coustellet and L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

 Galerie Pascal Lainé: Vernissage Friday, April 26, Ménerbes (above) “Trames” – canvas, paper and engravings: Works of Louise Cara, who experiments with tools, formats, materials: pigments, oils, impasto, binders, and ink, employing brushes and spatulas. Exhibition runs from April 26 to … Continue reading

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