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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Horizontal Lines, 2005

Sol Lewitt
Gouache on paper
152,4 x 196 cm

THE ARTWORK

An interior sky, hypnotic and solar. The milky-soft ripples are an invitation to dive in. There is play and depth between the smooth lines, visible, optical and rhythmic pleasure.

A full adventure for this artist, a pioneer of conceptual art, for whom geometric figures and their meticulous layout prevail. This gouache, driven by pictorial freedom like many of Sol LeWitt’s works on paper, gave a new lease of life to his practice until he passed away in 2007.

L'ARTISTE

He studied art in New York in the early 50s, did a stint as a graphic designer at the IM Pei architecture office in 1955, where he was hit by the importance of drawings.

In the early 60 s, Sol LeWitt stood at the vanguard of minimal art. He has pondered over the idea of series, of combinations of abstract shapes, of basic structures. In little time, he established the outlines of conceptual art, whose principles he formalized as
early as 1967 in founding texts. Taking a step away from materials, from technique, he prioritizes the idea, its integrity and its planning over its execution. His first pieces, the Structures, are three-dimensional variations of open cubes repeated over and over again, produced after diagrams. In 1968, aged 40, he created Wall Drawing 1. He would go on to produce 1,200 of them. The systematic exploration of geometric
elements that take shape and in space, they are produced by other hands, following the guidelines issued by the artist. Instructions and diagrams thus bring to life a blossoming landscape of lines and curves.
Authenticated thanks to a certificate, they can be reproduced. Their miracle renewed. In the 80s, his approach evolved. As he had settled in Italy, his discovery of Italian Renaissance frescoes was a revelation.
They inspired his foray into wash drawing, a yearning for warmer hues, and led him to prefer lines that did not run straight over geometric rigour. He simultaneously devoted himself to works on paper, taking up technique once more, reconnecting with the desire to indulge something new, to achieve a chromatic, sensuous and physical over the surface of the paper.

Exhibition Poussières d’étoiles (Stardust)
From 24th May to 15th Decembre 2018
Under the creative guidance of Garance Primat
Curators: Hervé Mikaeloff et Ingrid Pux