If you are in the south of France this summer, here is an exhibit worth visiting.
The charming Musée Fragonard has invited Carolyn Quartermaine to create a show called Conversation Piece. Using the private collections of Jean Francois and Helene Costa, who founded Fragonard in 1926, Carolyn has put together a series of collages from photos, mementos, drawings and various paperwork.
The project began when the museum acquired an untouched 19th century photographic atelier in Grasse. It is this studio, with its faded murals, and orginal furniture that inspired Quartermaine to assemble her collages.
Drawing on the museum's wealth of Provençal costumes, the Costa photos, personal documents and other scent related memorabilia, Quartermaine's collages are truly charming.
Let me know what you think, if you check it out!
Photos by Martin Morrell for Elle Decoration