THE DOMAINE DE CHAUMONT-SUR-LOIRE
In 2018, the highly acclaimed landscape photographer Alex MacLean flew over the châteaux in the Centre-Val-de-Loire Region and captured them on camera to commemorate the 500th anniversary celebrations of the Renaissance. These architectural marvels of the Renaissance, nestling within UNESCO World Heritage listed sites, grace MacLean’s photographs in a way that reveals the quintessence of this age when royalty and patrons set an extraordinary revival of art and thought in motion.
He casts these World Heritage masterpieces in an altogether fresh and contemporary light. The châteaux of Chenonceau and Chambord, Amboise and Azay-le Rideau and many more besides thus appear as we have never seen them before. This exhibition seeks to offer up a reflection, magnifying the timelessness and universal beauty of these stone wonders which sit majestically within their surroundings, untouched for centuries. With a keen eye, MacLean has subtly captured, in the golden light of the Loire’s river banks, the power and grace, harmony and symmetry, perfection of forms and proportions of buildings that have inspired and impressed for centuries.