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  • EXHIBITION : THE WORLD OF CREATION

    April 30th - May 25th

    THE WORLD OF CREATION France-China: the dialogue of excellence

    The Chateau du Clos Lucé, celebrating excellence in art

    Since 2008 the Château du Clos Lucé has held an annual exhibition dedicated to promoting recognition of the great arts and crafts. The event ’France-China, Dialogue of Excellence’, taking place from 30 April to 25 May 2014, puts the spotlight on Chinese masters of art and artists – those recognised in the Chinese national Intangible Cultural Heritage list – and their French counterparts.

    Celebrating fifty years of Franco-Chinese diplomatic relations, and following on from this year’s European Artistic Crafts Days on the theme of ’the time for creation’, organised by the Institut National des Métiers d’Art, the Château du Clos Lucé is dedicating the eighth edition of The World of Creation to French and Chinese excellence.  
    In partnership and with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China, Center of International Cultural Exchange, twenty exhibitors will be presenting a number of outstanding pieces to the public.

    Event organized as part of France-China 50
    www.france-chine50.com

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  • : CULTURAL EVENTS 2014

     

    April 30 - May 25
    THE WORLD OF CREATION - 8th year
    FRANCE - CHINA : dialogue of excellence
    To celebrate fifty years of Franco-Chinese diplomatic relations, the Chateau du Clos Lucé is dedicating the eighth edition of The World of Creation to the great skilled craftsmen and woman of China.
    In collaboration with the Center of International Cultural Exchange Beijing, thirteen Chinese artists  and seven French artists, masters in the art of creating objects expose many exceptional pieces: lacquer, ceramics, embroidery, work on jade...

    Event organized as part of France-China 50
    www.france-chine50.com


    May 23
    Seminar :  "RENAISSANCE GARDENS AND GARDENS REBIRTH"
    Chateau du Clos Lucé : 10.15 am  - 12 pm (noon)
    Chateau Gaillard : 2.15 pm - 5.30 pm
    Booking : +33 (0)6 33 51 58 18

    June 1st
    "APPOINTMENT TO THE GARDEN"
    The child in the garden
    On this occasion, David Nabon, our gardener animates potting workshop from 2.pm to 5.pm 
     

    August 11, 12, 14, 15 - 9.30pm
    Evening Event

    "LEONARDO AND THE DANCE OF THE PLANETS"
    Directed by Jean Louis Dumont.
    Leonardo da Vinci was fascinated by astronomy. He closely followed the research being undertaken by his contemporaries and studied the representation of the heavenly bodies and their movement with a planetarium he built himself. This show recreates the Feast of Paradise given in Milan in 1490, in which a mechanical arrangement was used to represent the movement of the stars and the sky with the planets, the sun, the moon and the twelve signs of the zodiac.

    September 20, 21
    HERITAGE DAYS
    Cultural heritage, natural heritage

    September 26, 27, 28
    EUROPEAN FESTIVAL OF RENAISSANCE MUSIC -
    9th year

    Every year, the Château du Clos Lucé holds the European Festival of Renaissance Music, which pays tribute to Leonardo da Vinci’s additional talents as a musician and player.
    September 26 - 8.30 pm: Ritratto dell’Amore "Venise Galante"
    September 27 - 3.30 pm: De Caelis "Le chant des sibylles"
    September 28 - 3.30 pm: Doulce mémoire "Musique pour la chambre d’Anne de Bretagne.



    September 28 - 2.30 pm
    CONFERENCE - The music at the Court of Anne de Bretagne
    By Denis Raisin Dadre, Artistic Director Doulce Mémoire

    September 24, 25, 26
    Tokyo - Japan
    LEONARDO DA VINCI TROPHY - 4th years
    Created by the Chateau du Clos Lucé and the Henokiens Association, which brings together 40 major companies representing seven countries, the "Prix Léonard de Vinci" is awarded to a family business for its outstanding ability to pass on to future generations a set of cultural values and know-how that together make up an intangible and living heritage wich is an essential guarantee of its continuity. In 2011, the italian company Salvatore Ferragamo won the prize in its first year. In 2012 the prize was awarded to the German company Otto Bock Health Care Gmbh.
    In 2013 it was the turn of the french company Daher to win the Prize. In 2014, the prize will be awarded to a Japanese leading company.


    Information / booking
    Tel. +33 (0)2 47 57 55 78




     

    Press release 2014 Cultural season

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  • ÉVÉNEMENT : YEAR ANNE OF BRITTANY

    The Chateau du Clos Lucé celebrates Anne of Brittany

    SUNDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2014

    2.30pm, TALK: "MUSIC AT THE COURT OF ANNE OF BRITTANY"
    With Denis Raisin Dadre, Artistic Director of Doulce Mémoire

    3.30pm, CONCERT: "MUSIC FOR THE CHAMBER OF ANNE OF BRITTANY" Doulce Mémoire Ensemble Through the concerts and performances it gives, Doulce Mémoire invites the audience to discover the music likely to have entertained the internationally renowned leading lights of the Renaissance such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rabelais and Francis I, some of whom have left an indelible impression on the Loire Valley and its famous Renaissance châteaux. The concert programme focuses on a form required to be played at Court, the chanson rustique, a polyphonic rendering of melodies of popular origin. Doulce Mémoire will be playing chansons by Févin, Agricola, Josquin Desprez and Compere Gascogne.

    Information / Bookings
    Tel. +33 (0)2 47 57 55 78
    closluce.com@vinci-closluce.com

     

    Anne of Brittany (1477-1514): History and biography

    Anne of Brittany was born in Nantes on 25 January 1477. Daughter of Francis II Duke of Brittany and Marguerite of Foix, she grew up in Nantes at the Château des ducs de Bretagne. Anne inherited the Breton emblems: the ermine and the cordelière, or decorative cord, tied in a figure of eight. She also used the letter A surmounted by the motto Non Mudera (I shall not change). She was educated in letters and the arts by Françoise de Dinan. Her maîtr ...

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