Arts & Culture: Three different museums around the region are presenting a showcase of inspired exile artists
The three famous artists have all experienced exile at one point in their life; Picasso and Chagall both ventured to the city of love - Paris, whereas Léger reached new heights in America after the Second World war ended.
Three different museums will this summer present the creative works of these exile inspired artists, primarily in the first half of the 20th century, exploring the ways in which migration infuenced their creations.
The Chagall Museum in Nice will explore the nostalgic creations of Jewish artist Chagall in addition to others who have had contrasting experiences of exile such as Brancusi, Brauner, Kandinsky, Masson, Miró and Picasso.
The Fernand Léger Museum in Biot will focus on Léger as a builder of contemporary worlds, who delved into the future alongside various artists such as Magnelli, Mondrian and Freundlich who also express a similar view.
The Pablo Picasso Museum in Vallauris will unveil the works of Melik Ohanien, who also adopts a contemporary view on exile.
Details for each museum are as follows:
Marc Chagall Museum
Avenue Docteur Ménard, 06000 Nice, 04 93 53 87
Open from 10am to 6pm
Admission price: 9.50 euros
Fernand Léger Museum
Chemin du Val de Pome, 064100 Biot, 04 92 91 50 30
Open from 10am to 6pm Admission price: 7.50 euros
Pablo Picasso Museum
Place de la Libératio, 06220, Vallauris, 04 93 64 71 83
Open from 10am to 12.15pm and 2pm to 6pm . From 1st July to 31st August open from 10am to 7pm
Admission price: 3.25 euros
All three museums are open everyday except on Tuesdays and admission is free for all people under the age of 26. The museums also offer free admission to visitors for the first Sunday of every month.