3 Jul → 31 Oct 2021
Every day from 10 am to 6 pm.
The castle of Gordes was built during the Provencal Renaissance, between 1525 and 1541. A historical monument since 1931, it has been associated with the work of Victor Vasarely since the 1970s. He bought the ruined castle at the end of the 1960s and restored it. Its particular architecture was a great source of inspiration and admiration for the artist. Nevertheless, he says: "I felt that the Château de Gordes, a listed monument, was sufficient as an architectural testimony to the past. For an avant-garde institution it was necessary to build an ultramodern building. " By having the Vasarely Didactic Museum built at the Château de Gordes in the 1970s, the artist established a transchronological link between the past and the present, the ancient and the modern. 500 original works made up the museum's collection, before being permanently removed in 1996. A book will be published on this occasion under the direction of Pauline Mari, art historian, with a preface by Pierre Vasarely, texts by Pauline Mari and Robert Jourdan as well as interviews with Jean-Jacques Aillagon, Bernard Blistène and Rudy Ricciotti. Tickets on site.