Art Study Tour of Provence07 - 12 May, 2017

Trip Dates:
07 - 12 May, 2017
Trip Price: £1380
Single Room Supplement: £200
Trip Length: 6 days
Provence, from the Roman Provincia, owes its distinctive charms to its clear light, brilliant sun and enchanting landscapes of sculpted hills, purple mountains, cypresses and lavender. The Romans colonized the region and luxuriated in its beauty, leaving behind some of the best examples of their engineering and architectural mastery.

Even the medieval Popes and cardinals in Avignon succumbed to the richness of the its worldly temptations, not least its superb wines and heady scents of roses and violet. Their court’s painters, among the greatest in the 14th century, painted Madonnas in luminous Mediterranean colours that would one day inspire Post-Impressionists to challenge the way our eyes see not only this spectacular region but also the rest of the world.

Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne, Matisse and their followers recreated Provencal landscapes in their paintings with a passionate and lyrical intensity, painting them almost as if they were moving and alive. This itinerary has been specially crafted with Nirvana to give the party a real understanding of the region’s millennia of history and culture and its role in some of Europe’s most important art movements.

Maximum Party Size: 25

Trip Leader: NIrvana Romell

After graduating from the University of Zagreb in Croatia with a degree in History of Art, Nirvana moved via South Africa to England, arriving in October 2003. She has been lecturing on the social history of Western art for 15 years. Over the years has created a series of unique cultural journeys inspired in many cases by the artistic traditions of particular regions. Nirvana has successfully led NADFAS, ADFAS and other groups on study tours and consistently received highly enthusiastic and positive feedback. In her work, she links the past with the present by combining aesthetic, historical and social theoretical approaches to art and culture. Those who travelled with Nirvana have praised her ability to engage the audience and use her solid grasp of the subject matter to impart a lasting understanding of the artists, artefacts and their broader context.request itinerary

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