An international exhibition in the heart of Brittany

There is an extremely romantic and enchanting place in France and this is the Brittany Peninsula. It is located in the North-Western part of the country between the Bay of Biscay and the English Channel. This plot of land boldly jutted out into the deep blue waters of the harsh Atlantic Ocean hides exciting history and richness of artifacts. There are archeological proofs that Brittany was inhabited as early as the Lower Paleolithic. Later on different Celtic tribes settled there and afterwards it was seized by the Romans who named it Armorica. Thanks to the Britons it obtained its current name.

Brittany is a region of rich cultural life and preserved traditions. In the second half of XIX century the well-known artists’ colony and Pont-Aven School were established there and many post-impressionists including Paul Gauguin and Emile Bernard arrived on its scene. In the department of Morbihan in the centre of the Black Mountains lies the town of Gourin with its picturesque Tronjoly Castle. Every year many art exhibitions are held there as well as this one in which I take part now. The exhibition under the heading “Fire, Water, Earth” officially opens on 22 of February 2014 by the Mayer of the town – Mr. David Le Solliec. A curator is the artist Temenuga Hristova.

In my opinion the given theme allows wide freedom. I intuitively turned to the symbolic triangular form as a basis of my composition. My work “The Guardians” is already a possession in the government art collection of the Municipality of Gourin and it will take part in other exhibitions so I will keep you informed.


The Tronjoly castel

Photo of the Tronjoly castle: internet

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