As part of Monaco Art Week, Monaco’s Opera Gallery is currently exhibiting a range of paintings all of which have a strong connection to Monaco or the Cote d’Azur. Picassos, iconic Chagalls and ebullient Boteros combine in splendid tribute to their various provenance.

As must be expected of the Opera Gallery, the display is artfully and thoughtfully presented. All the canvases are for sale, and no description here can do justice to the vibrancy of the ‘real thing.’

A circus scene by Chagall at the Opera Gallery

Around the corner, the Ribolzi Gallery could be relied upon to offer something special and different for Monaco Art Week, and here in its classical setting a range of work by Indian artist Ganga Singh adorns its walls. His pieces are wonderfully exotic, so evocative of the sub-continent, complex, and very affordable.

Ganga Singh widens our perspectives at the Ribolzi Gallery

Aux sources de l’Inde runs until September 15.

Monaco Art Week continues with the opening of the Turner expo at the Grimaldi Forum – in collaboration with London’s Tate – on Saturday, July 6 (until September 1), and the eighth edition of the artmonte-carlo exhibition on Saturday, July 6 and Sunday July 7.

MAIN PHOTO: Opera Gallery director Damien Simonelli, left, and Gallery owner Gilles Dyan, present an overview of the paintings to the press All photos Ian Brodie