Chaumont sur Loire, a castle with a park of sculptures
Chaumont sur Loire, a castle with a beautiful sculpture park and a smell of fresh hay
Chaumont sur Loire is a beautiful little village overlooking the Loire, not far from Chambord and Blois. Every year, an International Festival of gardens is organised in the park of the castle. And evey year I go. But for the first time, I was totally disenchanted by the festival which shows no new idea and no good design with the exception of Arthur de Vilmorin’s wicker and plant garden.
The castle dominates the Loire
Iranian artist, Bitar Fayyazi, Cockroaches, 1998-99
Iranian artist, Bitar Fayyazi, ceramic “Cockroaches”, 1998-99 (detail)
It is a very original project that Antonie de Galbert founder of La Maison Rouge conceived with the Museum of Ceramics in Sèvres and the Bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht. To exhibit modern and contemporary ceramic sculptures made by famous artists. Ceramics or china as people call it everyday, is mostly used for plates and tea pots. But in 300 bc in Xian, China, and in Italian Renaissance, artists like Della Robbia already created ceramics sculptures.Read More