detail of 'lou camp provençau'

lou camp prouvençau

catalogue number: hdv 1991.011.
date created: 1991
classification: works on paper
work type: word drawing
medium: coloured pencil on board
dimensions: 120 × 152 cm (motif size 113 × 80.5 cm)
signature and inscriptions: titled 'lou camp provençau', signed and dated on the front (graphite pencil)
current repository: collection Musée Gassendi, Digne-les-Bains
current repository number: 2000.6.112
collecting history: acquired through Galerie Aline Vidal, Paris in 2000
related works:
comment: during his stay in Mouans-Sartoux herman de vries came across the work of Simon-Jude Honnorat (1783-1852). Honnorat, a French medical doctor, naturalist and lexicographer, was interested in the history of Provence and its various dialects. He is considered to be one of the founders of scientific research on the langue d'oc. He is the author of the Dictionnaire Provençal-Français ou dictionnaire de la langue d'Oc ancienne et moderne (Repos éditeur : Digne 1846-1847). Ten years later, again Honnorat played an important role in herman de vries's work in and around Digne-les-Bains
photo/scan: studio herman de vries/Bruno Schneyer, Zeil am Main
rights & reproduction: herman de vries/Musée Gassendi, Digne-les-Bains
exhibition history
1991 'herman de vries. terre, vie et poésie', Espace de l'Art Concret, Mouans-Sartoux
1992 'herman de vries. documents of a stream - the real works 1970-1992', Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
1994 'herman de vries. texts', Art Affairs, Amsterdam
1994 'herman de vries. aus der wirklichkeit', Galerie Kornfeld, Zürich
1998 'herman de vries - reizen 1970-1998. documents of a stream', Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede
1998 'herman de vries. this is perfect. that is perfect. perfect comes from perfect. take perfect from perfect, perfect remains', Galerie Aline Vidal, Paris
2001 'herman de vries. les choses mêmes', Cairn Galerie, Digne-les-Bains
published references
exhibition catalogue herman de vries. terre, vie et poésie (Espace de l'Art Concret, Mouans-Sartoux) no image repr., 46.
exhibition catalogue herman de vries. documents of a stream, the real works 1970-1992 (Royal Botanic Garden : Edinburgh 1992) no image repr. (catalogue number 40).
monograph herman de vries (Galerie Aline Vidal/Anthèse : Paris 2000) image repr. on page 70.
exhibition catalogue herman de vries. les choses mêmes. reConnaître (Réserve Géologique de Haute Provence/Musée départemental Digne 2001) image repr. on page 23.
monographherman de vries. chance and change (Thames & Hudson : London 2006) image repr. on pages 114-115.
monograph herman de vries (Fage Éditions : Lyon / Musée Gassendi : Digne-les-Bains 2009) image repr. on page 61.