Shadows in Artcraft with Gold LeafFrench Artist's Exhibition in Kyoto6 October 2015 - Tradition/Culture
An exhibition of works by a French craftswoman, who expresses shadow effects using gold leaf, is being held at the Hakusasonso Hashimotokansetsu Garden and Museum in Imadegawa-dori Shirakawa Higashi-iru, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto. Visitors closely viewed the works formed with sensibilities shaped through her stay in Kyoto.
Manuela Paul-Cavallier, who resides in Paris, has engaged in gold ornamentation for more than 20 years in Italy and France, and stayed at "Villa Kujoyama," a facility for French artists in Yamashina Ward, Kyoto, for three months starting from October 2014.
Approximately 30 works are displayed in the exhibition. Twenty-one hanging scroll works were influenced by calligraphy that she learned while in Kyoto. In addition to these, there are a works with gilt on synthetic fiber canvases, a round objet suspended from the ceiling whose brightness is changed by effects of the wind, etc. on its gilt surface.
Paul-Cavallier said, "As I discovered a lot of things in Kyoto, I want to express my thanks through the exhibition. I would like people to receive the energy felt from my works." The exhibition will continue until October 25. There is an admission fee of 1,000 yen.(translated by Galileo, Inc.)