This website is a place of initiation, an invitation to discover the Art of Life.

Its name pays tribute to the dragonfly, our universal emblem, evocative of the perpetual motion of Life. Indeed, Nature lies at the Centre of everything and brings us back to our own Centre.

Throughout my projects, I have always aspired to create and to convey this Art of Life. I wished to break with tradition in order to form today this ecosystem of well-being, while respecting Nature and its cycles, the land, the Men – farmers, artisans, artists, producers and freethinkers… – and the beautiful know-how.

Through the Domaine des Etangs, located in the Charente Limousine region, a place of Life and of well-being spread over 2,500 acres, in equilibrium between the Sky and the Earth.

Through the Collection Dragonfly, a universal and universalist collection of contemporary and ethnic art, minerals, objects and books, all channelling a message of wisdom, knowledge and heritage.

Through Créations Dragonfly, a line of objects that place the spotlight on the know-how of artisans, respectful of time and of natural resources. Through books, a selection of products and objects related to Nature and its observation, as well as specialties by local producers… which will soon complement the range.

And, today, through opening this “window”, dragonfly.fr, which will, I hope, reach your heart and your eyes, perhaps fill you with wonder, make you smile and, above all, reconnect you with the essential principles of Nature.

« The First Art is Nature and Life. »

Garance Primat, Dedicated Creative Entrepreneur

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Ground, 2006

Antony Gormley
Cast iron
Varying dimensions

THE ARTWORK

Heaps, piles in a hypnotic ochre-coloured geometric layout. What exactly are these volumes on the ground?

The pieces of a sole and single ensemble: a body. The body of a man. The body of the idea of a man. 1,295 kilos of cast iron that nonetheless evoke a feathery flakiness. Like atoms. Of matter. Antony Gormley’s art is deeply existential. He endeavours to understand the place of man’s body in the surrounding space. Endlessly repeating these gestures: combinations of lines and blocks, all suggestive of human architecture.

THE ARTIST

This artist born in 1950 in London decided to place man’s body as the focus of his work as a sculptor, following a trip to India in 1970 during which he discovered meditation.

To better comprehend its relationship to space, the awareness of the world it embraces, he envisions it like an architecture, in its relationship to mass, density and balance. A layout of material, like here, with these volumes on the ground that represent the idea of a man knocked down, dismembered. He defines an art of the presence, exposing the human condition to its deepest state of being.

Exhibition La Lumière des Mondes (The Light of the worlds)
From 23rd May to 15th Decembre 2019
Under the creative guidance of Garance Primat
Curators: Hervé Mikaeloff et Ingrid Pux.