Céret – les choses modernes et traditionnelles
January 5, 2012
Céret is described as a ‘lively hub’ in my guide book – not quite sure what that means – but assume that it is a reference to a town that shows obvious pride in its connection with many artists. The Musée d’Art Moderne houses an eclectic mix of 20C art – much related to artists who settled within the area – so the famous – Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Mirò – and less well known but equally interesting – Frank Burty Haviland, Manolo, Edouard Pignone – and some of the present like Toni Grand. A modern building, by Jaime Freixas, that works very well in the setting of the town . . .
and also as a series of linking interior spaces . . .
. . . and courtyards.
By Boulevard Maréchal Joffre, a front garden – the sounds of the ‘water feature’ echoed around – ridiculous in its’ hubris – not modern just tacky, in my opinion . . .
. . . and, just close by, the traditional but still beautiful.
In the gallery, very much enjoyed a series of poetic/poetry hangings or, rather, installations by Joan Brossa ‘al pintor Joseph Riera i Aragó i les series joguines astrales’