An interlocking of cubic “elementalist” volumes barely rising behind the foliage of the olive timber; immaculate white partitions inclined in the direction of the sky and open into “window-pictures” and holes of light on nature; a personal house and two studios deployed round a patio and a central swimming pool, harking back to the impluvium and atrium of the traditional domus: the villa-workshop conceived in the 1960s and 1970s by Hans Hartung, the pioneer of gestural abstraction, is a dream.
A “house-utopia” designed to blend into the cliffs of an historic olive grove on the heights of Antibes, the place the German-born painter-photographer and his Norwegian-born spouse, Anna-Eva Bergman, a painter and engraver of huge minimalist areas enhanced with gold and silver, lived and labored for more than fifteen years. After two years of work, it is now open to the general public. One of the lovely secret locations on the Riviera.
173, chemin du Valbosquet
06 600 Antibes