Fondation Hartung-Bergman



Architecture is a key element to understand the works of Hans Hartung and Anna-Eva Bergman. During their life, they will have conceived or converted three spaces closely linked to their artistic practice: the villa of Minorca, the studio of the Rue Gauguet in Paris and the villa of Antibes. 

The foundation’s offices, located in Antibes, are a set of buildings composed of a villa, its outbuildings and the studios of both artists for which the plans were drawn by Hartung himself. Following the extension works to adapt the facility to its new missions, these buildings are now spreading on about 2600 sq. meters within a two-hectare park of century-old olive trees.

Thanks to this exceptional heritage – listed site of the contemporary local architecture - the foundation has developed a new tool to work on the archives of architectures and understand the complexity of Hartung’s relationship to real space. Since 2009, the inventory and the computerization of original drawings (approximately 600 drafts and sketches) retracing the history of the buildings have been ongoing. This database is now a research tool accessible on request and within the context of a targeted project, to professionals, researchers and students.