Your Mauritian Art e-Gallery is honoured to welcome the National Art Award Winner 2018 Vaco Baissac, a prominent Mauritian Artist. His works are currently being displayed in our gallery and are up for sale in our Shop. Feel free to like and share on this talented painter who has pioneered his own visual art style via which he has represented Mauritius worldwide.
We have also introduced new rubric art matters, which will give you an insight in art history from Antiquity to nowadays highlighting a few masterpieces that have elevated themselves to classics of their respective eras.
Artist of the Week
Arguably, one of the most prominent Mauritian artists, Vaco Baissac has been exhibiting his paintings since he was eighteen. After studying in France and spending two decades in Africa, he took back his paintbrushes in Mauritius.
Vaco draws his inspiration from his garden, the beach, the streets and the people he meets and has proudly carried the Mauritian sun and the dodo through his paintings throughout France, Belgium, Switzerland and Italy.
In the context of the 50th Anniversary of the Independence of Mauritius, Vaco Baissac has received a national award for his contribution to Visual Arts.
Cycladic Art (around 2500 B.C) is the most ancient expression of Greek art in the Aegean Sea, an elongated embayment between Greece and Turkey.
The Cycladic civilization is of early Bronze Age and its culture (3200–1000 BC) is best known for its schematic flat female idols carved out of the islands’ pure white marble. These sculptures have been attributed different uses, from dolls to idols to images of death. Archaeological evidence suggest that they were, amongst other things, used for funerals as they have been found in graves.
Cycladic art is one of the three main branches of Aegean art created before the start of Ancient
Palette knife technique
The palette knife is more than a paint mixing trowel. It has been used to make some interesting strokes as far back as the 16 th century by Titian and more recently by the likes of Bob Ross. It is particularly useful for making textural and unpredictable strokes – effects that you’d be hard-pressed to duplicate with a brush.
Art, revolution and the ‘Golden Age of the Cuban Poster’
Latin American Art specialist Marysol Nieves appraises a collection of 38
posters from 1965 to 1973 of Cuba’s most innovative graphic artists.
Clin doeil has a heartbeat for Eduardo Muñoz Bachs poster!
PHOTOGRAPHY EXPO “REGARDS CROISÉS”
50 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE OF MAURITIUS
Hosted by the French Embassy in Mauritius
Friday 18 th May 2018
Café du Vieux Conseil, Port Louis – Free event
To celebrate and support the 50 years of independence of Mauritius, the French Embassy of Mauritius has hosted “Regards croisés sur 5 ans d’Indépendance” a photography fair. Through the lenses of a French and a couple of Mauritian photographers, the exposition will review the country’s journey over the last 50 years, as well as the singularity and individuality of the Mauritian society.
Contrasting the inmost memories of Mauritian life on the photographs of Réunion Island’s François- Louis Athénas, Mauritians Elliott Yan Luk, Kathleen Minerve et Yohann Lim Fat will showcase a more modern insight of Mauritius.
The exposition will also be accompanied by Mauritian writer Ananda Devi’s works, and will be covered by a magazine.
The expo will most certainly give us multiple point of views of this very singular island.
The Musée de la Photographie, down Vieux Conseil Street, will be exhibiting historical themed « Cinquante ans d’amitié France-Maurice ». The Caudan Waterfront will be hosting energy development dedicated exhibition “ Cinquante ans d’indépendance énergétique “, set up l’Agence Français de Développement.
Le Morne de la deliverance
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ART EXHIBITION : JEUX D’ARTIFICES … VOYAGE À L’ÎLE MAURICE LOCATION : INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE MAURICE FRAC (FONDS RÉGIONAL D’ART CONTEMPORAIN) RÉUNION OPENING : 24TH MAY 2018
Everyone has been bothered, as a kid, by paintings hung too high with captions that are impossible to understand and reminded of the “don’t touch policy” upon arriving at an art exhibition.
Should we not promote interactions between the child and the artwork to spark interest?
Yes! And this is what is being proposed by the Institut Français de Maurice and FRAC-RÉUNIONfrom Mai to June 2018.
Arguably, one of the most prominent Mauritian artists, Vaco Baissac has been exhibiting his paintings since he was eighteen. After studying in France and spending two decades in Africa, he took back his paintbrushes and talent to Mauritius.
Vaco draws his inspiration from his garden, the beach, the streets and the people he meets and has proudly carried the Mauritian sun and the dodo through his paintings in prestigious Art galleries in France, Belgium, Switzerland and Italy.
In the context of the 50th Anniversary of the Independence of Mauritius Vaco Baissac has received the National A art Award 2018 by the Ministry of Arts and Culture for his contribution to Visual Arts.
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