Andy Goldsworthy, british artist, land art, Haute-Provence Geopark, geopark, refuge of art, Gassendi Museum, Geological Reserve of Haute-Provence, Nadine Gomez, Guy Martini, CAIRN, River of Earth, geoparc, UNESCO, landscape diversity, geological wealth, environment, sentinels, refuges, Cairn of Digne, ephemeral work, Clues de Barles, sculptures, Bès Valley, Vançon Valley, Asse Valley, Sainte-Madeleine Chapel, The Thermal bath, contemporary artwork, Belon Farm, The Old Esclangon, The Forest, The Pass of Escuichière
Andy Goldsworthy is a British artist born in 1956.
His sensitivity to the beauty of nature comes from his childhood working on farms. After that, he studied Beaux-Arts at Bradford Art College and Preston Polytechnic in Lancaster. This explains why his works combine nature and contemporary art and make him one of the emblematic figures of Land Art.
Today, the Haute-Provence Geopark houses the largest collection of Andy Goldsworthy's work.
[...] Andy Goldsworthy values rural heritage. In his work, Andy Goldsworthy establishes a link between nature and culture. He highlights the unpredictable aspect of nature on the work: what can sometimes be perceived as damaged by some people is only an added value for the work, according to him. In this way, he leaves one part to chance. This philosophy is less evident in this work than in his usual work, but we can still underline the exposure of the materials to the natural elements. [...]
[...] Schools and leisure centers can also benefit from guided tours. References Art walk. (2012). Exploring Andy Goldsworthy's Refuge d'Art, Digne Les Bains, France. http://www.thundercloudstudio.com/Travel/europe_2012/andy_hike/andy_hike.html. Unesco Géoparc de Haute-Provence. (2015). Les Refuges d'Art d'Andy Goldsworthy - Unesco Géoparc de Haute-Provence. Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bgcwm27Ttfshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bgcwm27Ttfs. [...]
[...] Refuge of Art - Andy Goldsworthy Artist Andy Goldsworthy is a British artist born in 1956. His sensitivity to the beauty of nature comes from his childhood working on farms. After that, he studies Beaux-Arts at Bradford Art College and Preston Polytechnic in Lancaster. This explains why his works combine nature and contemporary art and make him one of the emblematic figures of Land Art. Today, the Haute-Provence Geopark houses the largest collection of Andy Goldsworthy's work. Context The case we will focus on is born from a partnership with the Gassendi Museum and the Geological Reserve of Haute-Provence. [...]
[...] They give an impression of movement and circulation. The Old Esclangon (2005) has a sinuous red line that recalls the shape and color of the path taken to reach the refuge. The Forest (2008) has a cavity lit by a skylight. The Pass of Escuichière (2004 and 2010) has white lines on black stone that symbolizes the flow of the river and its connection with every element of nature, including stone and wood. These refuges allow hikers to take a break and three of them to spend the night (the Forest, Old Esclangon and Belon Farm). [...]
[...] In 1997, the reserve orders three sculptures, sentinels that watch over the territory: the Clues de Barles in the Bès Valley is made in 1999, that of the Vançon Valley and of the Asse Valley in 2000. Description of the refuges Andy Goldsworthy decided to create a work for each of the 6 refuges. The one in the Sainte-Madeleine Chapel (2002) symbolizes the flow of people, of life. It is possible to stand in the cavity where others have stood and will stand and have left an immaterial trace of their presence. [...]
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