Pablo Picasso - Ulysses and the Sirens
Picasso lived ‘down south’ for a long time, so it’s only fair that a fair few of his paintings are still down in Provence. There is the impressive Musée Picasso in Antibes, situated in a fortress once owned by the Grimaldis, which has some great stuff - particularly this painting. The nautical theme is apt for a painting kept in a coastal town (not to mention the significance of its subject matter as Antibes began life as a Greek colony) but this is a million miles away from so many of the classic impressionist works which are associated with the Côte d’Azur. Here, everything has melted.