7 april to 27 may : “Villandry at the heart of France’s gardens”

A Russian artist who graduated from St Petersburg Fine Arts School and has been based in France for over 20 years, Anna Filimonova holds a special fondness for gardens. She tirelessly makes her way through the gardens of France, finding them to be an inexhaustible source of inspiration. In her paintings, she looks to convey the soul of the places and the atmosphere of their gardens. The châteaux of France, each boasting a rich history with facades marked by the centuries and human activity, can be gently discovered through the painter’s admiring eye.

A great friend of Villandry for many years, Anna Filimonova has become the dynamic ambassadress of our Touraine gardens and châteaux in Russia. She works to bring our two countries closer together and showcases their cultural and artistic heritage through her projects and paintings alike.

We will have the pleasure of welcoming her to Villandry for the first exhibition of our 2018 cultural season, with a series of paintings inspired by French gardens and Villandry in particular. Her works will echo the colorful flower beds and what better season than spring to stroll through the gardens?


Crédits photo Anna Filimonova