An exhibtion of fantasy art
in Daoulas Abbey, France.
Les Fées (December
2002 through March 2003)
Fées (The Fairies), curated by Claudine Glot, was a major
exhibition of Les Fées held at Daoulas Abbey, near Brest
in the Brittany region of France.
The exhibition looks at faeries in art and stories from
medieval manuscripts to the present day. It included art
by many of the well known fairy tale painters of the past
(such as Gustave Dore, Richard Doyle, R.A. Bell, Walter Crane,
Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac, etc.), as well as sketches
for the designs of 19th century fairy operas and ballet costumes.
The show also looked at "fairy enthusiasts" (famous
authors and collectors of faery tales), fairy phenomenon
the Cottingly photographs, and magical films ranging from
Disney cartoons to Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal.
Paintings and sculpture by Brian Froud, Wendy Froud, Alan
Lee, and Terri Windling were exhibited in the contemporary
portion of the show.
A catalogue of the exhibition will be published by Editions
Hoebeke, Paris, with text by Claudine Glot, Pierre Dubois
(author of The Great Encyclopedia of Faeries), Terri Windling,
exhibition pictures and information
For more information on the show and the catalog, visit
Abbey Web site.