Saissac over the centuries


In this area delimited by the wooded foothills of the Montagne Noire, there was once a medieval castle, the oldest of them, one of the largest as well: the Château de Saissac - named after one of its famous owners, Bertran de Saissac (1140 - 1202), the protector of the troubadours and of the « perfect » Cathars.

The castle of Saissac

Eleven centuries after its completion, this area which subtly blends the mineral with the plant and which offers a magnificent view of the Pyrenees chain appears to have undergone a complete metamorphosis.

Once perfectly integrated into its environment, this area has, over time, evolved into a totally independent island, offsetting its fossil emissions through the design and the installation of verdant surfaces. Thus, the three square towers that make up the original monument have given way to hundreds of more or less imposing buildings: buildings blackened by coal since the industrial era coexist with modern, greener towers. In addition, the air currents generated by this vertical architecture carry fine particles, covering the sky with an opaque white veil. Finally, the contours of this modern, « high-tech » castrum now form the only visible relief accessible to its residents.

Eleven centuries after its completion, this green bower has undergone a complete metamorphosis, adapting to the constraints of its time and constraining its environment as much as possible.

Transformation of the castle of Saissac

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  • Photographic conditions : Sigma DP0 Quattro - F/4.5 - 1/200 sec - ISO 100
  • Development tool of the photograph : SIGMA Photo Pro 6.6.1
  • Design tool of the photographism : KRITA 4.2.7.1 + G'MIC
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Keywords : metamorphosis of the castle of Saissac, Aude, France, environment, photography and photographism

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This photograph is available as a postcard :
The castle of Saissac



Original photo

Format : 10 cm x 21 cm

GTIN : 3701147000102

Price per unit : 2,50 euros



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This photograph gave rise to the creation of a work of art entitled « Castrum moderne » which is part of the « Color Escape » collection of the gallery dedicated to PhotoGraphism. This work of art appears as a tableau printed on a Forex plate (Fine Art printing on white PVC, 5 mm thick, matt finish) embedded in a black wooden Artbox frame. Only ten copies of this work are marketed internationally. A certificate of authenticity accompanies each tableau.

Castrum moderne

Size : 34 cm x 80 cm - Printing support : Forex 5 mm - Black Artbox frame - GTIN : 3701147000348

Price : 250 euros

Delivery time : 15 days - Delivery costs : 20 euros





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This photograph gave rise to the creation of a work of art entitled « Château en ruines » which is part of the « Contours » collection of the gallery dedicated to PhotoGraphism. This work of art appears as a tableau printed on a Forex plate (Fine Art printing on white PVC, 5 mm thick, matt finish) embedded in a black wooden Artbox frame. Only ten copies of this work are marketed internationally. A certificate of authenticity accompanies each tableau.

Ruined castle

Size : 30 cm x 80 cm - Printing support : Forex 5 mm - Black Artbox frame - GTIN : 3701147001024

Price : 250 euros

Delivery time : 15 days - Delivery costs : 20 euros





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This photograph and the corresponding work of art are published in a 50-page booklet entitled « PhotoGraphism: a new artistic language » designed for the purposes of the exhibition « PhotoGraphism: a fresh perspective » organized at the Dominique C. Gallery of the castle of Auriac sur Vendinelle (France) from the 17th May to the 17th June 2019. It gathers all the 24 works of art on display as well as the photographs from which they originate, one facing the other. This booklet written in French is available for 45 euros.


PhotoGraphisme     PhotoGraphisme

Size: 21 cm x 29,7 cm - Cover: Satin coated paper 350g - Glued square back

Sheets: satin coated paper 150g - Printing: Quadrichromy - GTIN : 3701147001246

Price : 45 euros

Delivery time : 7 days - Delivery costs : 10 euros






Text on the back cover : « In their studio nestled in the heart of the Lauragais, between hills and valleys, Karine Gadré and Monique Samson meet their scientific and artistic views of the landscapes they have photographed. At heart, they have criss-crossed the Lauragais area, in the Occitanie region, and created a new artistic language called PhotoGraphism, which offers a renewed vision of our environment: three-dimensional, animated and poetic at the same time. This is followed by the creation of works of art structured in linear networks, modular grids and other undulating deformations, which, we hope, will propel the reader into an imaginary world that is at once luminous, dynamic and aerial, far from the reality photographed, yet everywhere present. »

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