Thursday, October 21, 2010

Provence and the British Imagination

On Nov 19 and 20, the Universite de Provence in Aix will co-host "Provence and the British Imagination," a conference (in English) exploring the role of Provence in the British literary and aesthetic imagination, from the 18th century to the present. Speakers will include artist Julian Merrow-Smith and writer Anthony Penrose, who will discus Provence in the work of his father Roland, the surrealist painter and poet. The weekend kicks off Thursday Nov 18 at 5:30 p.m., with a reception celebrating Merrow Smith's book Postcard from Provence, at Book in Bar, 4 rue Joseph Cabassol, Aix. The conference, to be held on the Universite campus, is free and open to the public. For more info and to see the full program, click here or email Claire at:

Above: "Autumn Vineyards, Sablet" by Julian Merrow Smith is available as a limited-edition print. It's 17cm x 12cm , in an edition of 90, price $50. To order, click here


  1. I hope they include Ford Maddox ford...a terrible old charlatan, but such a loving book on Provence...

  2. Oh my!! Julie I just love! love! the artist, the colours are so beautiful and I almost see a little of Cezanne's style.

  3. Julie

    I'm so excited to learn about this. I definitely want to attend.

    Thanks a mill for posting about it.