(8/29/02 11:52:52 pm)
| Les Fees: Breton Fairy Art Exhibition|
Les Fees: An exhibition of fairy art from medieval manuscripts to the present
at Daoulas Abbey in Finistere, Brittany (France).
December 2002 - March 2003
Opening night, December 6
There's a web site for this, in French of course: www.abbaye-daoulas.com.
Press "Cote exposition" and then "Avenir" to find information on the exhibition.
The curator for the exhibition is Claudine Glot -- who, incidentally, wrote the introduction to the French edition of Ellen Kushner's Thomas the Rhymer. She also runs the Centre de l'Imaginaire arthurien, a center for myth
and arthurian studies, at Comper-en-Broceliande Castle in Ploermel,
near the forest of Paimpont (Broceliande): perso.wanadoo.fr/merlin77/presenta.htm.
Edited by: Terri at: 8/30/02 12:04:30 am
(8/30/02 10:20:25 am)
Wreaths of blooming thanks. You've fairy godmothered me! Your reference to an exhibit on Breton fairies couldn't be more timely for the novel I'm writing - set mostly in Brittany. I've been searching about for lore and there you were with the best info of all. Do you know what the name Broceliande derives from?
(8/31/02 12:07:42 am)
| Re: fees|
All I know is that the name appears in French Arthurian romance, and that medieval charters locate Broceliande (also called Brecilien, Brecheliant, Brekilien) in the spot that is now known as the Forest of Paimpont. (I'm leaving all the accent marks off because I don't know how to do them on this board.) Claudine Glot is the author of a slim but informative little book called Broceliande and its High Places, with photographs by Yvon Boelle, published in English by Editions Ouest-France. I'd suggest writing to The Centre de l'imaginaire arthurien for a copy of this, or other information.
I also recommend Pierre Dubios's The Great Encylopedia of Faeries, which has Breton material, published in an English-language edition by Simon & Schuster. And Robert Holdstock's novel Merlin's Wood, set in the forest of Paimpont. I believe Thomas Keightley's Fairy Mythology also has a section on Brittany, but I don't have my copy here to check.
Edited by: Terri at: 8/31/02 12:12:56 am