The exhibition, “Collioure, Babel des Arts” will open on June 11 in the Museum of Modern Art in Collioure.
The exhibition theme is to show the works that Collioure and the landscapes of the Côte Vermeille inspired in the foreign painters who came to stay in Collioure between 1905 and 1945.
Among them, an Englishman, the painter Rudolph Ihlee settled in Collioure exactly one hundred years ago.
He was so fascinated by this environment that although he came with the intention of staying here for a few months, he stayed for almost 18 years.
He encouraged Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife to join him in exile. During his long stay in Catalonia, Ihlee made over 200 paintings of the region.
Several paintings by Ihlee will be exhibited at the Museum
James Trollope, author of a new book on the artist: “Rudolph Ihlee, the road to Collioure” will give a conference at the Collioure media library
on Wednesday June 15 at 6 p.m.
which will throw more light on this artist.