Photography Exhibition “Versailles Onirique” by Marie-Caroline Senlis
The fifth edition of the FRENCH SPRING FESTIVAL was officially launched on the 3rd of June with the unveiling of the exhibition of Black and White photography "Versailles Onirique" by French Photographer Marie-Caroline Senlis. The event was held under the patronage of Mr Jean-Marin Schuh, Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka and the Maldives. About 150 guests attended the event at the Black Cat Café (11n Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 7). The exhibition will be opened to all until the 17th of June and is free entrance.
About the exhibition...
“Versailles Onirique” is a long-term photographic project which started in 2013 in Versailles Palace’s gardens and was completed in 2015. This exhibition of Black and White Photography presents a poetic vision about gardens “à la française”, in all seasons and from different angles. It is an attempt to portray the beauty and the majesty of this monument of the French historical Heritage, as well as an invitation to letting the mind wander. “Versailles Onirique” is about seeing and marveling, getting lost into misty or snowy lanes and discovering a site steeped in France’s History.
About Marie-Caroline Senlis…
After graduating in Literature, Linguistics and Fine Arts studies, Marie-Caroline Senlis began her career as a professional artist in 2002 with a photographic project in China. This first exhibition marks the beginning of a photographic research, enriched by many travels abroad, and by her 15 years’ experience living in Asian countries, such as China, India, Pakistan and, today, Sri Lanka. Through her work in black and white, she captures atmospheres and people, fixing on film hazy lights, misty Nature, and inviting the audience to a fantastic world of multiple interpretations and reinterpretations. Exhibitions of her have been, and continue to be, exhibited worldwide.
Once again, warm thanks to the Black Cat Café!
and to all of our sponsors for the French Spring 2016!