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visiting biot but preoccupied with capron

Biot, France is not far from Antibes where I stay during the winter. It is inland a bit and is considered a “village perché.” It sits on top of a large hill not far from the Mediterranean Sea, and from there one can have a commanding view of the surrounding countryside.

I don’t drive to Biot. I take the #10 bus from the bus station in central Antibes. The ride takes about thirty minutes and costs only one euro. The buses run regularly, and driving a car and parking it complicates the trip too much.

The bus will let you off at a stop just shy of the street that leads into and through the old village. Before taking a right onto that street, I saw something new.

To my left in two different locations at the entrance to the village, I saw sculptures by the Vallauris artist and ceramicist Roger Capron. (Click on any photo to see it larger and in more detail.)

As I meandered through the streets of Biot, I saw several of his works either lined up in a small plaza (each were called “Flâneuse 1” or “Flâneuse 2” and so forth) or placed nonchalantly against walls or prominently displayed and dominating the main plaza. (Click on any photo to see it larger and in more detail.)

One of the joys in visiting France is the unexpected art exhibit in surprising places, on the streets of le petit village perché de Biot, for example.

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  1. Thomas (Tom) Bantle #

    Aren’t these works by Jacotte and Roger Capron? Give proper credit.

  2. Mr, Bantle, you missed a wonderful opportunity. I had mixed feelings when I saw your email. I spent too much time thinking about them, those 10 words and a contraction. I am not sure I knew that Roger Capron had a collaborator. Telling me he did and who she was taught me something and we may now have collaborated on the post, which I welcome. However, that second sentence is a command, an order. “Give proper credit.” Those three words assume too much. You might review other posts of mine and see what I have done. I am consistent. I take photos of art work and then I always take pictures of the plaques near the art work. I want a reminder for later in case I decide to use the image. i give credit that reflects those plaques. I type what I see. In other words, it is possible that Biot did not give credit to Jacotte Capron or that she did not collaborate on those pieces, which I doubt since she was responsible for the vivid colors you see, or I did not type out the full credits, which I doubt, or all that appeared on the plaques was the name “Capron.” Unfortunately, I do not have access at the moment to those photos since they are in an archive. But I do intend to look. I am pleased to see that you took some time to look at a post from 2016. Take care with the commands, the orders.


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