Thursday, 20 June 2013

Jardin Majorelle - Yves Saint Laurent's Moroccan Home...

Yves Saint Laurent was the first designer to ever have his collection displayed at a museum.  I was lucky enough to still be living in Montreal when the collection made its stop there.  I think I have mentioned it before that I probably assisted about 5 times. 

Much to my pleasure, I happened to stumble upon yet another YSL treasure during my recent trip to Morocco: this one was called Jardin Majorelle.


The Majorelle Garden is a twelve-acre botanical garden and artist's landscape garden in Marrakech, Morocco. It was designed by the expatriate French artist Jacques Majorelle in the 1920s and 1930s, during the colonial period when Morocco was a protectorate of France.

Majorelle was the son of the Art Nouveau ébéniste of Nancy, Louis Majorelle.
Though Majorelle's gentlemanly orientalist watercolors are largely forgotten today (many are preserved in the villa's collection), the gardens he created is his creative masterpiece. The special shade of bold cobalt blue which he used extensively in the garden and its buildings is named after him, bleu Majorelle—Majorelle Blue.

The garden hosts more than 15 bird species that are endemic to North Africa. It has many fountains, and a notable collection of cacti.
The garden has been open to the public since 1947. Since 1980 the garden has been owned by Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé.
After Yves Saint Laurent died in 2008 his ashes were scattered in the Majorelle Garden.
Yves "LOVE" gallery... These were collages he would make every year and send to friends as post cards...

The place was full of beautiful doors and fountains...

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