By way of twenty original drawings inspired by L’Angélus of Jean-François Millet, the artist has offered a journey taking us around the world.
As part of its policy to develop the sponsorship of art, Angélus gave carte blanche to Floc’h, the master of the “clear line”, to create an original work that reflected his view of the wine estate today.
Floc’h thus produced twenty drawings inspired by Jean-François Millet’s L’Angélus, an iconic work in which the great 19th century painter immortalised the moment of prayer marking the end of the day’s labours in the fields.
Floc’h found in this painting the spirituality, immutability and reverence which underpin our respect for the earth and nature and which echo the history of the Boüard de Laforest family, which for eight generations now, has carefully passed down the skills involved in producing an outstanding wine.
Floc’h has preserved the main features of the original work of art, in particular the central couple and the angle of the early evening light. The twenty drawings making up the project form a long journey that takes us around the world.
From Paris to Venice via Japan, Quebec, London, New York and Sydney, Floc’h has made his choice of places where Château Angélus, a Saint-Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé “A”, shines brightest.
As a preview, the very first drawing in the series was unveiled at the beginning of 2017 in the Angélus seasonal greetings cards. It featured Stéphanie de Boüard-Rivoal and her cousin, Thierry Grenié de Boüard, the eighth generation to preside over the family estate.
In a specially created website - www.angelus-travel.com - four interviews with Floc’h can be viewed, in which his approach and work are discussed. This website will also enable visitors to progressively make a virtual journey to the countries and cities in the series and discover, in the shape of small exclusive travel booklets, a list of places recommended by Angélus.
A Journey around the World with Angélus