Photographer's Note

July 18th, 2010
Magné 790162 79460
Deux-Sèvres Poitou-Charentes
46.315 -0.544 10 m

The clearness spouts out of darkness, Magné

One view, painting.
Other view, music.

Expression attempt in Chiaroscuro.

Painting festival of Magné 2010, on SÈVRE NIORTAISE river banks in MARAIS POITEVIN, marsh of Poitou.
The festival orgnanized each year the 3rd weekend of July, is a contest of painting and drawing open to all painters. During 2 days, the participating painters, of all disciplines, must exclusively carry out a work on the territory of the commune. Only one signed and not framed work can be subjected to the appreciation of a jury, chaired by the guests of honor, composed international artists and partners. This festival, in first position in France for this kind of demonstration, accomodates 300 artists and 15000 visitors, and acquired a national and international recognition.

_ The SÈVRE-NIORTAISE river is a coastal river, which takes its source in the commune of Sepvret in the departement of Deux-Sèvres, close to Les Grandes-Fontaines hamlet, at 152 meters of altitude. It crosses Niort, then goes down in the MARAIS POITEVIN, marsh of Poitou, which it feeds, before throwing in the Atlantic Ocean in the Anse de l'Aiguillon, after a course of 158.1 km and the crossing of a catchment area of 3650 km², with a average flow of 44.4 m³/s. the Sèvre Niortaise and Sèvre-Nantaise rivers, gave their name to the department of Deux-Sèvres. Sèvre-Niortaise river description.

_The MARAIS POITEVIN, Marsh of Poitou, old Gulf of Poitou, gulf of Pictons that sea occupied 8000 years ago, extends on the plains from the Vendée in north, the plain of Niort in Deux-Sèvres in the east and the plain of Aunis in Charente-Maritime in the south. The 95000 hectares of the Poitevin Marsh, were built by the marine currents and the alluvia brought by the rivers and rivers. Since the Neolithic era, the resources were exploited there. Salt, fishing, the breeding were developed there until the time Gallo Romaine. With the Middle Ages began from great work of draining and installation under the impulse of the abbeys, like benedictine abbey of Maillezais. They continued in particular under king Henri IV at the 17th century, and at the 19th century. It was necessary and it is still necessary, to contain the effects of the sea and to often evacuate surface waters of a marsh to the lower part of the open seas.
On the whole thousands of kilometers of channels of all sizes, drains, ditches, conches, were dug.

MAGNÉ is a french commune, located in the department of Deux-Sèvres of the Poitou-Charentes area, populated of 2969 Magnesiens in 2007, distributed on 14,8 km², that is to say 200,6 hab/km².

After Niort, Magné is the entrance point of the wet Marsh. Passing by Coulon, La Garette in Sansais, Le Vanneau, Arcais, Maillezais, Damvix, one reaches the marsh desiccated which extends to Aiguillon bay, at gate of the Atlantic.

My images of Magné.
My images of Marais Poitevin.

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