Yves Brayer Museum – Hotel de Porcelet

Since 1991 the mansion houses Yves Brayer Museum. An outstanding collection of exceptional quality and rarity of one hundred or more works covering almost sixty years of the artist’s career is exhibited here.

The fully restored permanent collection are revisited in 2022 with the addition of six projects by contemporary artists alongside the works of Yves Brayer.

The museum exhibit an important retrospective of the works of Yves Brayer. Born in 1907, he was one of the most celebrated contemporary French painters of the 20th century. Although he was faithful to the figurative tradition, his ample métier was enriched by his personal vision.

His paintings proved to be very diverse, for besides his well-known landscapes, he also painted vast canvases, portraits and still lifes. A lover of Mediterranean landscapes, Yves Brayer sojourned in Marocco, Spain and Italy before settling down in the Camargue and in Provence.

This fine late 16th-century mansion has an original façade and elegant finely carved room decorated with 17th-century paintings.


Opening hours
April to September, open every day: 10.00 am to 12.30 pm and 2.00 pm to 6.30 pm
1st October to 13 November open every day: 1.00 pm to 5.30 pm
14 November to 31 December and March open every day except Tuesday: 1.00 pm to 5.30 pm
Annual closure: January and February.

16th-century three-storey building with a staircase.

Robert Doisneau – Time rediscovered

8 May – 12 November 2023

The Yves Brayer Museum presents an anthology of 50 iconic photographs of passers-by, ordinary people and celebrities, offering visitors an excellent introduction to Doisneau’s captivating work.

Photographer Robert Doisneau was born in 1912 in the Paris suburb of Gentilly and died in 1994 in Montrouge. He was part of the twentieth-century humanist photography movement.

He took his first photographs in 1929. In 1931, he began working for André Vigneau’s studio, where he had the opportunity to publish his first reports. After France was liberated at the end of World War II, he published regularly in magazines such as Life, Point-de-Vue, Regards and Picture Post.

His work demonstrates his keen sense of observation. It offers us a nostalgic glimpse of life in Paris and its suburbs in times gone by, viewed with humour, irony and tenderness. Doisneau remains one of the twentieth century’s best-known photographers.

“I was trying to present a world that I would have been comfortable in, where people were pleasant and where I would find the tenderness that I would like to feel. My photos were a kind of proof that this world could exist.” (Interview with Frank Horvat, “Entre Vues”, 1990).

Fees

Adults: 8€ per person
Under 18 years: free
Groups: 4€ per person

On presentation of the Pass Baux-de-Provence : 4€

Practical information

Place François de Hérain
13520 Les Baux-de-Provence

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Opening hours
Monday to Friday : 9.00 am to 6.00 pm
Weekends & public holidays : 10.00 am to 5.30 pm

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