Plein soleil - Collioure 1945-1985

Peinture XXe siècle - Publisher Musée d’Art Moderne, Collioure / In Fine éditions d’art - Ouvrage broché - 144 pages - Text in Bilingue Français / English - Published in 2024

The post-war period was a happy and prosperous one for Collioure, attracting artists eager to reconnect with the pleasure of creation and a certain carefree spirit. For just over 20 years, Collioure, like other villages along the Mediterranean coast, built its legend.

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Model 9782382031957
Artist Peinture XXe siècle
Author Sous la direction de Claire Muchir
Publisher Musée d’Art Moderne, Collioure / In Fine éditions d’art
Format Ouvrage broché
Number of pages 144
Language Bilingue Français / English
Dimensions 250 x 195
Technique(s) Illustrations : 88
Published 2024
Museum Musée d’Art Moderne, Collioure

Exhibition Catalogue "Collioure 1945-1985 - Full Sun", presented at the Musée d'Art Moderne de Collioure (June 8 - September 29, 2024).

This Collioure, joyful and festive, vibrates around a few strong personalities. Willy Mucha, René Pous and Balbino Giner attracted artists and showbiz stars alike, mingling in an atmosphere where work did not exclude partying. One goes to Collioure to see as much as to be seen.

The last fires of the painters' town shone brightly before the coast was transformed into a leisure area under the pressure of heliotropism and tourist development. In 1968, in a huge bonfire, the boats of Collioure were burnt to free up the beach and make way for the burgeoning tourism industry. The fishing port became a seaside resort, authenticity became folklore and artists deserted the town.

In 1985, the installation of the museum in the Villa Pams turned this history into heritage. One world leads to another.


Plein soleil / Full Sun

Willy Mucha in the shadow of the bell tower

The Knights Templar, friendship as a compass

1950s, Collioure at its zenith

The blue hour

1960s, the last lights

1970s, blinded by the light

1980s, the bite of the sun


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