Created in 1989 by the municipality of Antibes in recognition of one of the most celebrated honorary citizens, the museum is set in the shade of the plane-trees on the picturesque place Nationale. It welcomes visitors in air conditioned rooms where one can find more than three hundred examples of the artist’s works (lithographs, gouaches, China inks, porcelains, dolls, water-colours etc…).
The architecture of the museum is inspired by the octagonal shape of the famous kiosk in Valence, as shown by the model in the museum.
Besides the well furnished permanent collection which allows a rotation of its hanging works, the museum regularly offers special presentations of drawings connected to the festive season, the summer, international music day and so on.
Furthermore, to mark Saint Valentine’s Day, the museum regularly proposes exceptional exhibitions highlighting the artist’s lesser known works by the artist.
Together, the Peynet museum and the museum of humorous drawings regularly feature works by humouristic artists, whether contemporaries of Raymond Peynet or not,
including Plantu, Dubout, Chenez, Blachon, Moisan.
This exhibition is part of a new orientation to promote the Peynet Museum and to establish it as a recognised authority on humoristic drawing without affecting its present spirit.
It must be remembered that Raymond Peynet’s work is not limited exclusively to “the lovers”; his artistic repertoire includes many humorous drawings which could very well make him a forerunner in this particular art form appreciated by people of all ages.
Place Nationale – 06600 ANTIBES
Tel : +33 (0)492 90 54 30
Fax : +33 (0)492 90 54 31