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The unforgettable performances

Artamis enjoys music and theater. Often, members attend fabulous performances: concerts, operas , music festivals and theatre plays. It is always a special moment , an emotional instant for unique evenings: the world premiere of " Verdi Requiem " where images of Michelangelo's frescoes of the Sistine Chapel, were associated with the musical dynamics Verdi.
"Hamlet" in the Garnier Opera House of Monte Carlo broadcast live from the Met.of New York followed by a dinner at restaurant Terrazzino
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" Noces a deux sous" An extraordinary spectacle of St Paul ramparts Theatre. We have all been invited to the wedding feast ! After a good pizza at Diana and Marco home, we have participated in this exceptional wedding, a very hilarious comedy about the “unexpectedness” of a marriage. "Don Quixote ", " A Couple in danger ", " Les Nuits de la Courtine " .... etc ... not to mention , the theatre performance written and designed by Diana and , sung by the soprano Elisabeth Vidal, soprano- coloratura , and her husband, André Cognet , wonderful baritone, all organized by us under the creative impetus of Diana. This story " the silk Road " is the story of Buddhism art in the Mogao Grottoes at Dunhuang , and was given with great success in St. Paul and then the Nice Acropolis Palace ,in memory of the Chinese painter Chang Shu Hong, who devoted 40 years of his life to the preservation of the Dunhuang frescos and saved them from destruction for future generations.

The Museums of the French Riviera

Regularly, Artamis visits the museums and exhibitions of the French Riviera. All tours are private with a specialized guide: find the right time and the right person for an exceptional and unique visit. Recently, the members of Artamis visited the Classic Art Museum of Mougins, privatized for the occasion. Its director himself enchanted us with details about the largest private collection of antique armories in the world! Museum of Mouans- Sartoux guided tour of two exhibitions: Lines of Force centered on the introduction of language in artistic works and the permanent collection at the Concrete Art Space, which offers a new presentation of Albers- Honegger collection. Musée Lascaris (Nice), Musée Matisse (Nice), MAMAC (Nice), Musée des arts asiatiques(Nice), ,Fondation Emile Hugues(Vence),Exposition internationale de la céramique ( Vallauris), Musée Picasso (Antibes), Musée de la Castre (Cannes), Musée d’Art Classique (Mougins), Musée Jean Cocteau (Menton),Villa Fragonard(Grasse),Château d'Ansouis (Ansouis) ,Abbaye de Sénanque, Abbaye de St Honorat, and more...

CAPRON Exhibition

ArtAmis brought us to a beautiful summer ride in Valbonne, where the city has set an urban walk around the sculptures created, from 1982, by R. Capron, world-renowned French ceramist. Capron charged the artist Rheinhold HARSCH to recreate his artworks on large-scale (3 times the original ceramic model) molded in concrete and charged his wife Jacotte for their coloring. The walk brought us to the ADA Loumani gallery, to meet an extraordinary glass maker who shared with us his sources of inspiration to create beautiful dreamy vases. We have especially admired a vase in yellow and sepia tones inspired by Mondrian, the chair inspired by Picasso and Fernand Léger in a beautiful cubist synthesis.

Evening Jacques Prevert

Unique show for Artamis : rediscover Jacques Prévert, a great French poet of the twentieth century whose texts are still taught in all French schools. Having know him personally, Gabriel Villa, also poet and singer, accompanied by the pianist Robert, offered us a magical moment at the theater of the Comedia of Cannes. The great Prévert, declaimed with passion and emotion. Thank you, Gabriel, for this superb show very balanced between laugh and tears, and the great Prévert that you made us rediscover. During this evening we all discovered how much we are all pervaded by his poetic vision of everyday life.

Stadium of Nice

The members of ArtAmis association have been invited to a private tour of the stadium in Nice during its construction work. The architects J.M. Wilmotte and Vinci, responsible of the project, brought us , with torches and helmets, to visit the spectacular work of laying the outer covering of the facade before its inauguration in 2013.

Jean Cocteau : two days discovery

In the French Riviera Jean Cocteau means visit the new Museum Jean Cocteau finally opened after many years of work on the seafront in Menton. There are 1800 pieces of art, including 900 works of Jean Cocteau, gathered in a building designed by Rudy Ricciotti with a giant lizards drawing, the favorite animal of the artist. Absolutely amazing and beautiful ! Images
Our guide showed us many unknown parts of the personality and life of Cocteau, linking the various facets of his creative talent, largely relied on severe mental anguish and seeking their resolution through the early stages of psychoanalysis. After lunch in a very friendly pub on the seafront, Don Ciccio we completed Jean Cocteaus art discovery visiting his former residence and workshop, villa Santo Sospir in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat which contains many frescos and personal objects. Images

Visite de la Crypte Archéologique (Nice)

After enjoying the best Nice "Socca" and nice ice cream at Fenocchio in Old Nice, we went to see the latest exhibition MAMAC, "Klein, Byars Kapoor." Very interesting and organized under three main colors, one for each artist, the exhibition was followed by a visit to the archaeological crypt of Nice. The crypt is located in the central Place Garibaldi and was discovered a during the excavations for the new tram.
Historic Monument, this crypt of more than 2000 m² has been a journey through time, from the fourteenth to the eighteenth century with the Tour Pairolière the north walls, the aqueduct.


The artist FRANTA hosted us in his workshop for a private visit. Showing us his paintings, his sculptures the artist explained us the tragic sources of his inspiration and his evolution toward the beauty of the art of Mali primitive tribes. His work is strong, powerful, overwhelming. Some of his artworks are at MOMA of New York, others in Japan where he donated a monumental sculpture to keep alive Hiroshima memory. A beautiful moment with a great artist of Czech origin.

Maeght Foundation

Every year the Maeght Foundation at Saint Paul de Vence hosts a summer exhibition on the most famous modern and contemporary artists. Artamis organizes every year a private guided visit to this great museum to admire its masterpieces Braque,Calder, Chagall, Leger, Chillida and many more. We have visited an outstanding retrospective of the work of Alberto Giacometti with more than 150 works, and special exhibition on Miro, a very close friend of Maeght family and the very special approach of BHL on Art & Philosophy We will always close the day with a great lunch at Diana & Marcos home.

Expo Rose Grasse

Grasse, the world capital of the parfume organize every year an international rose exhibition. It is a special occasion for Artamis to come to Grasse and visit its monuments specially decorated for these festivities:the Town Hall, the Perfumes Museum, the Cathedral and particularly the Villa Fragonard: a a place where the painter lived and to admire his masterpieces. A lovely dinner hosted by Helene and Jean Louis at La Bastide de Saint Jean usuallay close this event.

Jazz at villa Domergue

Every year during the Jazz festival at Villa Domergue in Cannes, Artamis organizes an evening to admire some great voices and new talents of jazz, a style which re-invents itself continuously to give us a music more and more alive.
Pictures After a dinner cocktail dinner at Edouard and Marie Helene home we come to enjoy the artists’ performance on a temporary stage built in the great Italian style gardens of the villa. We close our evening with a fabulous night picnic on the beach lighted by the romantic Chinese lanterns where champagne is invited too!

Deanna Gao & Festival du Cinéma Chinois de Paris

May 15th 2012 - welcome to Deanna Gao responsible for the Chinese festival of Paris.
Mrs. Gao artist calligrapher, introduced Chinese calligraphy as a form of art showing us the secrets of fine traits and the strong relationship that exists between Western and Eastern art.
Deanna Gao

Bernard Venet 2011

You probably know Bernar Venet masterpieces, but you may be you probably have not been at to his private mill. Artamis has!
After a short visit of Cotignac and lunch at a delicious restaurant we have enjoyed a private visit of Bernar Venet foundation and his monumental work.
Versailles Bernar Venet

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