AS we are all aware this summer hasn’t been the best on record.
But if you are visiting Dijon up until December 9, whether it be warm or chilly, sunny or raining do take the time to visit a fascinating exhibition at Dijon’s Natural History Museum; Jardin des Sciences.
You will be introduced to a magical world which brings together stone and wine.
Éclats de Couleurs – Pierres et Vins de Légende (Flashes of Colour – Stones and Wines of Legend). This is a surprising and unusual exhibition which sheds light on the link between precious stones and wine.
Staged at the Parc de l’Arquebuse, walk through the park and discover the timeless link which unites Bacchus and Amethyst, handle instruments both old and new and come to understand the characteristics of minerals and the colour of wines.
Especially exciting for wine buffs a palette of colours will enable the comparison between the colours of gemstones with the great wine appellations – a total immersion into a mesmerizing world of wine.
The exhibition is produced in partnership with the Museum National D’Histoire Naturelle, le Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne, the assistance of l’Institut Jules Guyot and UNESCO Chair of “Wines and Culture” to combine the staging of works of art, incomparable gemstones from the world’s finest collections and celebrated wines from Burgundy’s greatest appellations as well as from other wine producing areas.
A sequence of events have been planned to coincide with the exhibition to help the visitor discover for themselves intricate ideas concerning light and colour perception. Tasting sessions have been arranged by le Bureau Interprofessionnel and l’Ecole des Vins de Bourgogne, sensory perception workshops and meetings with experts in the field of wine for all age groups.
Didier Michel, a painter, sculptor and chromatician who transfers what he see and feels in wine into his work. He transcribes scents into colours and emotions into shapes.
To do this he develops a colour chart in which over 700 aromas find their corresponding colour. His sculptures are on a polychrome cork-oak support where the size and shape are transformed into the experience of wine.
Joyce Delimata is a painter and visual artist who will transport you to the moment when wine is born. That moment is a fascinating and mysterious moment and to capture it she uses a sponge soaked in acrylic paint and an oil colour glaze to transfix the movement and vitality.
The round shape, reminiscent of the wine barrel, the grape, the Earth and the idea of constant renewal are echoed in her work by the use of barrels and circular canvases as backcloths for her works.
Open weekdays, except Tuesdays, 9am-12pm and 2pm-6pm
Saturday and Sunday afternoon 2pm-7pm
Wine tasting initiation and lessons 7pm Salle d’Animation of the Planetarium. 32€
September 6 and 20 , October 14 and 18 , November 8 and 22 and December 6
Telephone +33 (0)18.104.22.168.00