Greenlit: The Riviera: A History in Pictures, BBC4
The Riviera: A History In Pictures (2 x 60′) -A sun-filled series in which Richard E Grant follows in the footsteps of artists who have lived, loved and painted on France’s glorious Côte d’Azur. Richard explores the intertwined relationship between modern art and the development of the French Riviera as an international tourist haven. Travelling from L’Estaque in the West to the Italian town of Bordighera in the East – via St Tropez, Cannes, Antibes and Nice and taking in the careers of Cezanne, Monet, Picasso, Matisse and Picabia – Richard maps the progress of the region from cultural backwater to Bohemian hot spot.
Source: BBC press release