”Man has painted in this region (Provence) since he began to paint, if there is something in the air of Vienna that renders its citizen’s musical, something in the drink of Dublin that confers agility in speech upon its populace, then surely there is something in the light of France.” – from the book RUNNING IN PLACE Scenes From the South of France by Nicholas Delbanco.
I’ve always heard that many artists, including Vincent Van Gogh, have been drawn to Provence because of “the light”. I never really understood that until now. Scott and I are spending a week blogging from Provence and have had the opportunity to explore the area by taking long bike and car rides through the beautiful countryside, visiting charming hillside villages and mingling with the lovely people of Provence. Scott has taken a zillion pictures as we’ve wandered, and we now understand why artists are magnetically drawn to this area. The light is really quite magical, and I thought the best way to explain it is with his photography.
You see what I mean? It’s crazy! I’m no Van Gogh but, after visiting this lovely little corner of the world I totally understand “the light”. I hope we’ve given you a little glimpse into the captivating light, as well.
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