Saint-Lazare

the mountain

A tribute to life in the mountains


La Montagne

The peaks that feed our creativity in summer and winter. The massif de la Tarentaise, Hautes-Pyrénées and the Aravis in Haute-Savoie are our shelters.

In those mountains the hostile climate plays a major role in shaping the habitat. This 3rd episode pays tribute to the houses in mountain pastures and to their hushed, welcoming and protective universe. Some objects and pieces have fed our mountain imagination.

THE PERFECT GIFT

Chamonix, at the foot of the Mont-Blanc, Les Lofoten in Norway and Aspen , Colorado are three books celebrating the mountains through the sensitive eyes of their artists. From the Portrait de Villes collection, you will find the book, the selected prints pack and a framed view together to form the Perfect Gift.

The exhibition at La Librairie des Alpes

26 Nov. 2021 to 6 Jan. 2022

Back in March 2020, Antoine & Gwenaelle Ricardou were in lockdown in the mountain pastures of Aravis, France. They had almost no drawing materials with them. They thought that it wouldn't last and they started to draw what they saw from their window.

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30 drawings by Antoine Ricardou showcasing his window views, from the snowy mountain to the first blooms. Oil painting, oil pastel, coloured pencils. Gwenaelle Grandjean, landscape architect, sketched 12 flower drawings using lead pencil.
sold exclusively at la librairie des alpes in paris.