Mauritius Sketchbook

Sophie Ladame. (Watercolor artist)
Yvan Martial. (Author)

30.00

  • Text in French
  • In this beautiful book, discover Sophie Ladame's sensitivity through stunning watercolors of Mauritius and unique texts by Yvan Martial.
  • 290 x 250 mm — 96 pages
ISBN: 978-2-87868-069-0

Embark on a journey to discover the charms of Mauritius in this beautiful watercolor book. The brushwork of Sophie Ladame and the words of Yvan Martial transport us on an artistic voyage through this multicultural island.

 

The history of Mauritius in words and painting

Throughout the centuries, Mauritius has been enriched by successive migrations of people from Europe, Africa, China, and India. This unique blend of cultures, beliefs, and traditions gives the island its distinctive character. As a journalist and former editor-in-chief of L’Express, Yvan Martial shares his extensive knowledge of the island’s history and Mauritian life.

 

A geographical treasure brought to life in a beautiful book

Located in the western Indian Ocean, at the heart of the Mascarene archipelago, Mauritius is a true geographical treasure. Rich and diverse, it is surrounded by La Réunion to the west and Rodrigues Island to the east. This travel album is a journey through the history of Mauritius, presented through the watercolors of Sophie Ladame and the words of an author passionate about his homeland. An artistic tribute to the riches and beauty of a multicultural island.
Discover or rediscover the island like you’ve never seen it before in “Mauritius Sketchbook”

Sophie Ladame.

Sophie Ladame discovered her vocation while sailing the oceans with her parents, especially in the Pacific and the Caribbean. On board, she would draw the islands they encountered using makeshift pigments and papers. Her favorite subjects include daily life, places, and the people she met. Born in Arcachon in 1974, Sophie Ladame studied the art of illustration at Axe Sud in Marseille. She currently resides in Paris and works for various international press and advertising agencies.

Yvan Martial.

Yvan Martial, born in Vacoas in 1942, has an unquenchable love for his native island, which, despite its small size, is incredibly diverse and serves as a true melting pot of civilizations (Asian, African, and European) and three major religions (Hinduism, Christianity, and Islam). He divides his time between his passion for the island’s history and his work as a journalist. A former editor-in-chief of L’Express, he currently contributes to various Mauritian and Parisian weeklies. Since May 1997, he has been publishing “Le Répertoire de la Presse mauricienne,” a reference work summarizing and indexing around four thousand local news items by keywords. He also oversees “La Gazette des îles de la mer des Indes,” a magazine dedicated to the history of Mauritius. Additionally, he has contributed to several collective works.

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