From Cancale to Saint-Brieuc - Photo Plisson

From Cancale to Saint-Brieuc

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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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AA21452 Saint-Malo.
Saint-Malo. Philip Plisson AA21452

Saint-Malo.

AA21452

01/01/1900
5567 x 1966 px
3 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA21500 Saint-Malo.
Saint-Malo. Philip Plisson AA21500

Saint-Malo.

AA21500

01/01/1900
5486 x 1938 px
3 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA21503 The Rance Barrage in Saint Malo
The Rance Barrage in Saint Malo Philip Plisson AA21503

The Rance Barrage in Saint Malo

AA21503

01/01/1900
5506 x 1948 px
3 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA21588 Le Grand Jardin lighthouse in front of Saint-Malo..
Le Grand Jardin lighthouse in front of Saint-Malo.. Philip Plisson AA21588

Le Grand Jardin lighthouse in front of Saint-Malo..

AA21588

01/01/1900
5624 x 3736 px
5 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA22316 Dinard.
Dinard. Philip Plisson AA22316

Dinard.

AA22316

01/01/1900
5605 x 2979 px
7 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA22325 Duguesclin Island near Saint-Malo.
Duguesclin Island near Saint-Malo. Philip Plisson AA22325

Duguesclin Island near Saint-Malo.

AA22325

01/01/1900
5616 x 2984 px
3 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA22324 Dinard.
Dinard. Philip Plisson AA22324

Dinard.

AA22324

01/01/1900
7795 x 3615 px
10 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA22344 Saint-Lunaire.
Saint-Lunaire. Philip Plisson AA22344

Saint-Lunaire.

AA22344

01/01/1900
5325 x 2826 px
3 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA22351 Saint-Malo
Saint-Malo Philip Plisson AA22351

Saint-Malo

AA22351

01/01/1900
5572 x 2958 px
3 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA22361 The tip of Grouin.
The tip of Grouin. Philip Plisson AA22361

The tip of Grouin.

AA22361

01/01/1900
5605 x 2979 px
4 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA22367 Cancale by night.
Cancale by night. Philip Plisson AA22367

Cancale by night.

AA22367

01/01/1900
5440 x 3626 px
10 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA22667 Saint-Suliac.
Saint-Suliac. Philip Plisson AA22667

Saint-Suliac.

AA22667

01/01/1900
5372 x 1897 px
3 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA22690 On the Rance river
On the Rance river Philip Plisson AA22690

On the Rance river

AA22690

01/01/1900
5537 x 2944 px
4 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA22702 The mill Mordreuc.
The mill Mordreuc. Philip Plisson AA22702

The mill Mordreuc.

AA22702

01/01/1900
5583 x 2969 px
5 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA22790 The Marin Marie trophy on the Rance.
The Marin Marie trophy on the Rance. Philip Plisson AA22790

The Marin Marie trophy on the Rance.

AA22790

01/01/1900
5609 x 2982 px
4 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA22845 Saint-Lunaire.
Saint-Lunaire. Philip Plisson AA22845

Saint-Lunaire.

AA22845

01/01/1900
5613 x 1983 px
4 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA22856 Mussel in the Bay of La Fresnaye.
Mussel in the Bay of La Fresnaye. Philip Plisson AA22856

Mussel in the Bay of La Fresnaye.

AA22856

01/01/1900
5624 x 2986 px
5 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA22899 Binic near Saint-Brieuc.
Binic near Saint-Brieuc. Philip Plisson AA22899

Binic near Saint-Brieuc.

AA22899

01/01/1900
5616 x 3744 px
6 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA22994 Fort-La-Latte.
Fort-La-Latte. Philip Plisson AA22994

Fort-La-Latte.

AA22994

01/01/1900
5573 x 1967 px
4 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA23003 Le Cap Fréhel.
Le Cap Fréhel. Philip Plisson AA23003

Le Cap Fréhel.

AA23003

01/01/1900
3520 x 5280 px
5 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA23033 Erquy.
Erquy. Philip Plisson AA23033

Erquy.

AA23033

01/01/1900
5508 x 2927 px
5 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA23071 Kitesurfing in Lancieux.
Kitesurfing in Lancieux. Philip Plisson AA23071

Kitesurfing in Lancieux.

AA23071

01/01/1900
5614 x 1982 px
3 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA23208 The Hébihens
The Hébihens Philip Plisson AA23208

The Hébihens

AA23208

01/01/1900
5409 x 2874 px
5 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA23245 Les Sables d'Or.
Les Sables d'Or. Philip Plisson AA23245

Les Sables d'Or.

AA23245

01/01/1900
5605 x 2978 px
4 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA23279 Saint-Brieux
Saint-Brieux Philip Plisson AA23279

Saint-Brieux

AA23279

07/25/2009
5624 x 3736 px
6 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA23358 Pléneuf-Val-André
Pléneuf-Val-André Philip Plisson AA23358

Pléneuf-Val-André

AA23358

01/01/1900
5487 x 1939 px
3 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA23512 St-Cast-le-Guildo
St-Cast-le-Guildo Philip Plisson AA23512

St-Cast-le-Guildo

AA23512

07/20/2009
5531 x 2939 px
6 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA23524 Saint-Jacut-de-la-mer
Saint-Jacut-de-la-mer Philip Plisson AA23524

Saint-Jacut-de-la-mer

AA23524

01/01/1900
5432 x 2889 px
4 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA23576 Saint-Quay-Portrieux,harbour island
Saint-Quay-Portrieux,harbour island Philip Plisson AA23576

Saint-Quay-Portrieux,harbour island

AA23576

07/27/2009
5216 x 1843 px
2 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA23596 Saint-Quay-Portrieux
Saint-Quay-Portrieux Philip Plisson AA23596

Saint-Quay-Portrieux

AA23596

07/27/2009
5613 x 2982 px
5 Mo
RGB Truecolor