"It looks like the South" ... The title of the new exhibition that will delight Graziella Agresti passage juilletistes Var, takes place in Sainte-Maxime, facing Saint-Tropez, at the Museum of the Square Tower. Make it stop, if not a detour. Double reason. The place where the exhibition is taking place: a tower of the sixteenth century, a museum on the initiative of Count Germont and his association.
You will see a collection of archeology, a series of rooms and objects that tell the past of this piece of Mediterranean, an overview of Provencal folklore, tradition, vineyards and olive ... but also the story of the resistance and memories of landing in the WWII.
Past the first two floors devoted to local history of Sainte-Maxime, the Friends of the Square Tower welcomes painters and photographers, under the expert eye of the curator in the person of Count Jean-Daniel Germont, who has served as its strong supporter for decades. This is a tribute and recognition it gives to work Graziella Agresti by welcoming a month in "his" Square Tower 1st July 31, 2015.
Graziella Agresti wanted to be an artist, studied at the Fine Arts ... it took him wait time for a retreat inspired to realize his dream and devote himself entirely to his palette and easel. After walking in the footsteps of his master Jacques Gatti, now she follows his path, that of a luminous paint - alternating acrylic and oil - which reveals the South, with its skies, seashores, its landscapes, boats ...
As for the characters that inhabit his paintings, they are much like those of Hopper, there outcrops a melancholy but still tenuous, discreet ... and they tell a story, a mystery.
But life is always moving, with little touches that give the right tempo, the one which is in the tune of Nino Ferrer: Looks South
It is a place that looks like Louisiana
There linen lying on the terrace
And that's pretty
The time lasts long
And life surely
More than a million years
And always in the summer ...
EXHIBITION "Looks SOUTH ..." OF 1st IN July 31, 2015
TOWER SQUARE -Sainte-MAXIME (VAR)
For more information: Graziella Agresti