Exhibition at Les Eyzies, ‘World Capitol of Prehistory’
‘FONT DE GAUME’
watercolour & ink
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EXHIBITION – VÉZÈRE / CÉLÉ
12 SEPT _ 3 OCT 2008
L’OFFICE DE TOURISME – LES EYZIES
I’m exhibiting at ‘L’Office de Tourisme’ At Les Eyzies, Dordogne. Les Eyzies has the nick-name of ‘The Prehistoric Capitol of the World’ as it was here that most of the discoveries of prehistory were found in the ninteenth century. The Tourism Office is opposite the Musée Nationale de Prehistoire which was revamped a few years ago & is just incredible. Beautiful museology, well displayed & sufficently contextualised with notes pitched at an intelligent reader of ‘beginner’ level of knowledge of prehistory.
In this exhibition, I’m showing my works from the Vézère valley & the Célé valley. These are works about rocks & cliffs & caves & wild nature outside of the modern cultivated landscapes of today. For me, it’s a pleasure bringing these works to Les Eyzies as it feels like a sort of home-coming. Local people, who know the cliffs, have complemented me on the ‘truth’ in my depictions.
This year, I’ve been spending time up the Vézère researching Prehistoric Art & getting the feel of the place. ‘Resonances’. I’ll try & post some of my notes & art-scribbles over the next few days. Stay posted.
Related Categories in this blog: Rock, Prehistory