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Art and Literature in Collioure
One of the first painters to spend
time in Collioure was Paul Signac in the late 19th century. He was
followed by Matisse and Derain in the early 20 century and later -
Chagall, Dufy, Mackintosh, Ihlee, Dali and Picasso.
Reclusive writer Patrick O'Brian
, made Collioure his home for more
than 50 years, moving here in 1946 with his Russian wife. He and
Picasso became close friends both enjoying the Catalan way of life in
this small secluded fishing village. O'Brian later wrote a biography of
Artists in Collioure-
Fauvism Art Trail
Literary greats from Collioure:
Some artists and writers
who've stayed at our Cottage or Studio
Collioure's Museum of Modern Art
holds regular contemporary art exhibitions. It is located on the Route
de Port Vendres, near the Dominican Convent. Just a 30 minute drive
inland you'll discover the Ceret Museum of Art. It houses many works
from the great artists such as Picasso (especially his ceramics), Dali
and Chagall. An hour south of Collioure, in Figueras, is the
spectacular and unforgettable Dali museum.