5 Oct 2010

MY WORLD - Path of Artists

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The invitation

A friend of mine invited me to a "Path of Artists" which means that artists are organizing an exposition in their town or in their municipals and show their works in their private homes. You get a plan with the addresses of the houses where an exposition takes place. It is very interesting because not only you see the artworks but also the houses and how the artist lives.

I only had a few km to the little town and my GPS took the shortest way so instead of driving on a big mainstreet I found myself in the middle of the countryside !

The street was very narrow and in fact (what I learned later) mostly for bikers, but I had this beautiful landscape with the horses instead of a busy street. Apparently I wasn't the only one who had the same adventure, other people had it too with their GPS !

But I arrived safely and here is the house with the first artist I visited. She did mostly sculptures but also other things.

Her works were exposed all over the house, here you see the kitchen and the living room.

Each house had the invitation poster at the main entrance, you can see an easel in the backyard.

My friend exposed three sculptures, you can see them in the post below, but the one I liked the most is the sculpture of her son with his pregnant wife.

Other artists not only exposed in their houses but also in tents (you are never sure about the weather !)

another house

where you even got something to eat and drink

and one, with solar pannels. I see them more and more here in my area.


Rajesh said...

Beautiful country side and houses. The work of art is wonderful.

diane said...

What a great idea to visit artists in their homes. Did you buy any?
I couldn't see all your photos in some places there was just a blue question mark. I don't know if it is a problem with your blog or with my reception.

Anonymous said...

What a marvellous day for this! We have a similar event here every summer. I must make an effort to attend it next year.

Melli said...

I have never heard of such an art show here in the US... that's not to say we don't HAVE them... but I've not heard of them. I do think this would be such fun!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, that looks like such a delightful day! Love all your photos! Thanks for taking us along, next best thing to being there! Have a lovely evening and enjoy your week, Gattina!


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A Lady's Life said...

This is a great way to do things.
I often said a person needs a small home and a large barn lol
There you can do whatever you want and the house stays clean lol

Loree said...

What an interesting idea. A great way for the artists to exhibit their works.

Trotter said...

Hi Gattina! Wonderful idea, excellent post, but beware of that GPS... ;))

Blogtrotter Two just left Sardinia 2009, but it couldn’t make it without showing you the incredible Porto Cervo and its yachts... Enjoy and have a great week!

EastCoastLife said...

What a wonderful idea to show off their art works! I wish we had such beautiful countryside to explore.

Jenny said...

They do these type of studio tours and sales here and my husband and I really enjoy them.

It's neat how things are really the same the world over!