jeudi 14 septembre 2017

Red-legged partridge @ Mercurart

Perdrix @ Mercurart


This morning, at dawn, one of the three red-legged partridges, which we often cross in the Mercurart garden, was placed on the mantelpiece and seems to look out for the two others by a unusual sound caused its loneliness... Where are they?

"Noah" Juice @Mercurart


We've started the realisation of juices of our vines. 
 
This morning we harvested 4,5 kg of the grape variety  "Noah", planted 5 years ago.

With its deep gold bunches and its strawberry, raspberry flavour, the juice is very tasty and don't need any treatment.

Cheers!


vendredi 8 septembre 2017

Preparing of the exposition "États d'âmes" (Moods)

5 Artists of the Mercurart gallery will be welcomed at the Priory of Manthes (26210) in the north of the Drôme department for an exhibition called "Etats d'âmes" (Moods).

Last wednesday, the 6th of September we transported and installed the Art Works.




lundi 17 juillet 2017

Roses @ Mercurart


More than 90 % of the roses in the Mercurart garden are remontant (continuous flowering).
Which, despite the hot, dry conditions, gives beautiful blooming all summer.





St Cécilia the 6th of July 2017.                     Bouquet parfait the 6th of July 2017.

jeudi 13 juillet 2017

Great river Abitulon @ Mercurart


We took this photo in the Mercurart garden,
A bushy plant of the Malvaceae family, originate from Brazil. Abutilon mégapotamicum, the name of the species ( Méga – Great Potamicum – River), refers to the Amazon River.

The “great river” Abitulon can grow until 2 meters tall and spread as wide.

This plant is also known as "The Chinese Lantern Plant", we understand why, by seeing the flowers…

mercredi 12 juillet 2017

"Soumission" (Submission) transcription in steel @Mercurart

Soumission (Submission)
"In 1981, at the time of being fired by my employer, I expressed on canvas a sometimes complacent attitude of managers of companies towards their hierarchy. In 2016, I transcribed these obedient figures in steel and in a large size. The sculpture weighs about 500 kg. These last days we have installed three other pieces against the wall of the entrance to the Art gallery, in a position which anticipates that they are joining the first. »

Jean-Claude Millet

lundi 10 juillet 2017

A clever spider @The Mercurart Garden


We met an artist spider, already presented in the blog of July 5, 2017.

But we just found out that its also a forger.

"Cyclosa conica" has as characteristic of weaving a vertical strip more dense in the middle of his painting, a "stabilimentum", she adorns remains of plants and prey.

"In the middle of this line structure, the spider leaves an opening, where it will settle down. Then it also closes this strip of waste and shrink among the debris in the eyes of some potential predators. The spider take part of the rare species that transform their environment so that they can be camouflaged. "For most animals, the camouflage works in reverse: they are the ones who adapt themselves to the environment".

Source RTBF info.



Another reason to name the large sculptures of Séverin, “Les Témoins” (The Witnesses) lays in the fact that one of the two is positioned in the right direction to observe what has just been described.