Fruit de nouvelles expériences artistiques visant à renouveler les médiums, les techniques et les modes d’exposition, le Land Art naît à la fin des années 1960 avec un leitmotiv : ne pas seulement représenter la nature mais s’en servir comme matériau et site de l’œuvre
Aux côtés de nombreux artistes nord-américains, deux artistes britanniques, Andy Goldsworthy et Richard Long
One night Mark Cocker followed the roiling, deafening flock of rooks and jackdaws which regularly passed over his Norfolk home on their way to roost in the Yare valley. From the moment he watched the multitudes blossom as a mysterious dark flower above the night woods, these gloriously commonplace birds were unsheathed entirely from their ordinariness. They became for Cocker a fixation and a way of life. Cocker goes in search of them, journeying from the cavernous, deadened heartland of South England to the hills of Dumfriesshire, experiencing spectacular failures alongside magical successes and epiphanies. Crow Country is a prose poem in a long tradition of English pastoral writing. It is also a reminder that ‘Crow Country’ is not ‘ours’: it is a landscape which we cohabit with thousands of other species, and these richly complex fellowships cannot be valued too highly.
The Food & Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) along with the Arbor Day Foundation have recently announced the first cities to be recognised under the ‘Tree Cities of the World’ programme. This programme has been devised to help with the creation of more resistant and sustainable cities.
En allant sur le site , vous verrez les 14 arbres finalistes dont celui-ci et un peuplier français . Ce sont tous des arbres fabuleux et avec une histoire. Allez les découvrir et voter pour vos deux arbres préférés jusqu’au 28 février. Les résultats seront annoncés le 17 mars.
Discover more about the real-life bear that inspired author A.A. Milne
First published on 14 October 1926, Winnie-the-Pooh was named after London Zoo’s female black bear, who arrived on 9 December 1914 and was the mascot of a Canadian regiment, who were in training on Salisbury Plain – she had been purchased earlier that year for $20 by Lieutenant Harry Colebourn, from a hunter in Ontario, who named her Winnie after his hometown of Winnipeg.
Colebourn intended to eventually take Winnie back to Canada with him and would often visit her at the Zoo while on leave – but after seeing how loved she was by both visitors and staff, decided to leave her in the full-time care of the zoo’s keepers once the war ended.
Milne decided to name his fictional character, Pooh Bear, after Winnie, as his son often visited het at the zoo.