In the depths of the Les Grand Fonds quarry (now known as the Carrières de Lumières) at the foot of Les Baux-de-Provence, a new exhibition entitled Picasso & les Maitres Espagnols opened on 2nd March. Until January 2019, visitors can walk the towering underground halls of the site, which was first opened as a quarry in the 19th century, and enjoy the colourful artworks of some of Spain’s most celebrated artists.
The first section of the exhibition presents portraits and everyday scenes painted by Goya, Rusiñol, Zuloaga, and Sorolla. The second portion is dedicated exclusively to Picasso, as one of the most important artists of the 20th. The exhibition has been designed as an immersive experience of Iberian art from Picasso’s era and the pieces have been brought into the digital age thanks to cutting edge AMIEX® technical equipment, which uses hundreds of projectors to create moving images of digitised works on the quarry’s interior walls.
The venue is now in its seventh season as a gallery space, but has already welcomed some three million visitors for prior events featuring the likes of Chagall, Gauguin, van Gogh and the Italian Renaissance artists.