Summer hol's & a bit of culture

It's been a busy Summer so far which began with a much needed rest in the South of France.  I am lucky to have family living in Nice so this is a yearly destination for me and my family! :) 

Whilst there I had the good fortune to visit the amazing Château Lacoste just outside of Aix-en-Provence.  If you ever happen to be in the area I advise you to take the time to visit.  Not only is the place home to some fabulous art but it is also a vineyard, set in the beautiful provencal region and probably worth a trip just for the scenery alone.

Anyway they have some pretty fantastic artwork including:

l'Araignée, Louise Bourgeois

l'Araignée, Louise Bourgeois

Cube, Tadao Ando

Cube, Tadao Ando

Andy Goldsworthy, Oak Room

Andy Goldsworthy, Oak Room

Tadao Ando, one of several Origami Benches

Tadao Ando, one of several Origami Benches

There was also a temporary exhibition of paintings and a couple of sculptures by British artist Tracey Emin  entitled 'Surrounded by You' , though I personally prefer her older work.

Needless to say there was much more to see than what I've shown here (which in no way do the actual art justice) so if get a chance to visit, jump at it...!