From Ploumanac'h to the Saint-Mathieu Point - Photo Plisson

From Ploumanac'h to the Saint-Mathieu Point

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« Will be considered as the sea shore, all that it covers and uncovers during new and full moons, and as far as the great flood of March may extend to the sea side… »
Ordinance of Colbert 1681

Within a few centuries, perception of the coastline has radically changed. Thus, until the late eighteenth century, even though the word "coast" does not exist, we then prefer the word "shore", meaning that it is above "the seaside”. The shore has a repulsive image, as reminds Yves Luginbülh, It is "a place of horror, the place of the flood, the opposite of calm and tranquillity, the edge of the abyss, the place of the apparitions of sea monsters, the location of the discharge of excrement from the sea, the place of kidnappings, pirates, the location of the unsanitary manifested through the stories of sailors in the sea sickness, disease outbreaks on ships. " The Colbert Ordinance also states what may be regarded as the first principle of the non constructible shore: Let's defend all people to build on the shores of the Sea, to plant any pile, nor do any work, which can prejudicial to shipping under penalty of demolition of the works, confiscation of materials and arbitrary fine. "

In this new century, we must note an unprecedented initiative: the Grenelle de la Mer, which initiate a debate and a wide consultation for a sea and coast policy. The Blue Book of the “Grenelle de la Mer” published in July 2009, includes 137 proposals and more than 500 commitments taking into account the land & sea interface, and the development in other Marine Protected Areas (AMP). Is this an awareness of our politics regarding our Maritime dimension? France, is surrounded by four seas, has the longest coastline in Europe, and is the third naval power in the world...

Painters of the Navy have their letters of nobility. Joseph Vernet, in his work “The Views of the ports of France”, illuminates the eighteenth century and not the least, the Enlightenment one. Knighted by Louis XV, from 1753 to 1765, he travelled the coastline and, as such, is named Marine Painter to His Majesty. Two hundred and fifty years after Vernet, and in the tradition of his followers, thanks to my status of Painter of the Navy, I embarked for a work-long course that will lead me to the speed of a walker, from the Flemish coast to the Italian Riviera. A real inventory of our maritime heritage, which does not consider the weather conditions, but emphasizes the illustration, in order to show unsuspected treasures and human error.

As for Volume 1, I have one major regret in this modest encyclopaedia, the absence of the Coastal Conservancy, who did not cooperate despite our numerous requests. There was nevertheless a lot to say and to show about the work and acquisitions of this public institution these last 35 years. This Institution manages on our shores 138 000 hectares and 1,200 kilometres of coastline.

I've never merely talk about the sea and remake the world on a world map, as ecological as it could be. I travelled around from tides to waves, to show it as it is and not as we dreamed it to be.

Photographically yours.

Philip Plisson

PS: Talking about maritimity, it is inviting to think about the cultural and social constructions that have been edified by human groups to organize their relations to the sea, to protect themselves, to socialize it, to mark it, to love it.
Françoise Péron, Professor at the University of Western Brittany, Author of "The Maritime dimension today. "

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06/02/2010 11:04:44
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135 Ko
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AA22817 Ile Vierge - Lighthouse
Ile Vierge - Lighthouse Philip Plisson AA22817

Ile Vierge - Lighthouse

AA22817

01/01/1900
5609 x 1981 px
2 Mo
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AA22848 Brignogan and his lighthouse.
Brignogan and his lighthouse. Philip Plisson AA22848

Brignogan and his lighthouse.

AA22848

01/01/1900
5609 x 2982 px
4 Mo
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AA23418 Ploumanac'h on the pink granite coast.
Ploumanac'h on the pink granite coast. Philip Plisson AA23418

Ploumanac'h on the pink granite coast.

AA23418

01/01/1900
5616 x 3744 px
8 Mo
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AA23420 Ploumanac'h on the pink granite coast.
Ploumanac'h on the pink granite coast. Philip Plisson AA23420

Ploumanac'h on the pink granite coast.

AA23420

01/01/1900
5613 x 2983 px
4 Mo
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AA23529 Saint-Michel-en-Grève
Saint-Michel-en-Grève Philip Plisson AA23529

Saint-Michel-en-Grève

AA23529

07/23/2009
5624 x 3736 px
9 Mo
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AA23540 Saint-Michel-en-Grève
Saint-Michel-en-Grève Philip Plisson AA23540

Saint-Michel-en-Grève

AA23540

07/23/2009
5520 x 2935 px
5 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA23588 Trégastel.
Trégastel. Philip Plisson AA23588

Trégastel.

AA23588

07/21/2009
5605 x 2978 px
5 Mo
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AA23590 Trégastel.
Trégastel. Philip Plisson AA23590

Trégastel.

AA23590

07/21/2009
5601 x 2978 px
5 Mo
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AA23628 Trébeurden.
Trébeurden. Philip Plisson AA23628

Trébeurden.

AA23628

07/26/2009
5601 x 2977 px
4 Mo
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AA23683 The Aber Benoît
The Aber Benoît Philip Plisson AA23683

The Aber Benoît

AA23683

08/21/2009
5552 x 2952 px
5 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA23697 Aber Benoît.
Aber Benoît. Philip Plisson AA23697

Aber Benoît.

AA23697

08/21/2009
5609 x 2981 px
3 Mo
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AA23709 Lanildut.
Lanildut. Philip Plisson AA23709

Lanildut.

AA23709

01/01/1900
5613 x 2981 px
4 Mo
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AA23714 Aber-Ildut.
Aber-Ildut. Philip Plisson AA23714

Aber-Ildut.

AA23714

01/01/1900
5540 x 1957 px
2 Mo
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AA23827 In front of Argenton.
In front of Argenton. Philip Plisson AA23827

In front of Argenton.

AA23827

05/08/2009
5563 x 2951 px
5 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA23828 Four lighthouse.
Four lighthouse. Philip Plisson AA23828

Four lighthouse.

AA23828

05/08/2009
5310 x 2821 px
4 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA23999 Carantec bay of Morlaix.
Carantec bay of Morlaix. Philip Plisson AA23999

Carantec bay of Morlaix.

AA23999

07/31/2009
5268 x 1859 px
2 Mo
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AA24031 Bay of Morlaix.
Bay of Morlaix. Philip Plisson AA24031

Bay of Morlaix.

AA24031

01/01/1900
5518 x 1948 px
2 Mo
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AA24085 The castle of Taurus in the Bay of Morlaix.
The castle of Taurus in the Bay of Morlaix. Philip Plisson AA24085

The castle of Taurus in the Bay of Morlaix.

AA24085

07/30/2009
5609 x 1980 px
2 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA24098 Launching the lifeboat to the island of Batz.
Launching the lifeboat to the island of Batz. Philip Plisson AA24098

Launching the lifeboat to the island of Batz.

AA24098

07/30/2009
5536 x 2943 px
6 Mo
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AA24105 Louet Island in the Bay of Morlaix.
Louet Island in the Bay of Morlaix. Philip Plisson AA24105

Louet Island in the Bay of Morlaix.

AA24105

07/30/2009
5624 x 3736 px
8 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA24116 Le Conquet
Le Conquet Philip Plisson AA24116

Le Conquet

AA24116

08/22/2009
5401 x 1907 px
2 Mo
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AA24174 Before Primel Tregastel.
Before Primel Tregastel. Philip Plisson AA24174

Before Primel Tregastel.

AA24174

07/30/2009
5616 x 3744 px
6 Mo
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AA24183 Morlaix river.
Morlaix river. Philip Plisson AA24183

Morlaix river.

AA24183

01/01/1900
5605 x 2978 px
5 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA24189 Morlaix river.
Morlaix river. Philip Plisson AA24189

Morlaix river.

AA24189

01/01/1900
5616 x 3744 px
7 Mo
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AA24198 Roscoff.
Roscoff. Philip Plisson AA24198

Roscoff.

AA24198

01/01/1900
5598 x 2974 px
3 Mo
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AA24405 Aber Wrac'h.
Aber Wrac'h. Philip Plisson AA24405

Aber Wrac'h.

AA24405

07/08/2009
5605 x 2978 px
6 Mo
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AA24414 Aber Wrac'h.
Aber Wrac'h. Philip Plisson AA24414

Aber Wrac'h.

AA24414

07/08/2009
5609 x 2982 px
5 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA24452 Aber Wrac'h.
Aber Wrac'h. Philip Plisson AA24452

Aber Wrac'h.

AA24452

07/08/2009
5616 x 2986 px
6 Mo
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AA25347 Saint-Mathieu Pointe
Saint-Mathieu Pointe Philip Plisson AA25347

Saint-Mathieu Pointe

AA25347

01/01/1900
3989 x 1994 px
6 Mo
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AA23253 The Yaudet river
The Yaudet river Philip Plisson AA23253

The Yaudet river

AA23253

07/30/2009
5197 x 2762 px
5 Mo
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