Hans Silvester Pétanque
  • Hans Silvester Pétanque

Hans Silvester - Photos Pétanque 04

Photographs by Hans Silvester, who spent a few years in Provence (France), exploring his fascination with pétanque.

Photographs signed and numbered from 1 to 11 by the artist.

4 formats available : 20x30 cm | 40x60 cm | 60x90 cm | 90x150 cm

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In Provence, from the age of reason, children begin to play pétanque. In the eyes of children, boules represent a simplified variant of the game of marbles. They have fun reproducing the gestures of adults, without necessarily having understood or assimilated them.

From his first trip to Provence, Hans Silvester was fascinated by the petanque players, an activity that was widely practiced in the region. When he moved to Provence a few years later, he was introduced to the game of boules with local figures. He came across famous players whom he immortalised in his photographs, such as the gamekeeper of Murs, "Chinche", who is among the best known and most prized photos. He gradually made a place for himself by developing the photos and taking them to the players the next day, and was thus able to immortalise some anthology photographs...

Retour De Voyage has selected this photograph by Hans Silvester, which is a good illustration of why the game of boules fascinates even children: the very childlike nature of the game.

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