From the blurb;
"My regard for the mountains came from the opportunities of my adolescence. Paris, my birthplace did not suit me. My mother, seeing my health was weakening, sent me to Savoy to school. To Chambery. When I was thirteen years old, I discovered the mountains, the snow, the altitude. When I was fourteen years old I learned how to ski, and at sixteen I was on top of Mount Blanc. The Mountain was a revelation to me, but if I had sent to sea, I would have become a sailor. It is nature that took possession of me. I have lived my whole life with this love of the mountains. During the time between the two world wars, I journeyed throughout Europe doing the great climbs of the Alps and where between two and three hundred summits of more than 10,000 feet.
"My contact with nature and the essence of these things has been an extraordinary privilege. The mountain is a marvellous world, preserved and virgin, even though man today has done much harm. But the pioneers of Alpinism have all found everything in the peaks, a kind of philosopher`s stone. The mountain brings nostalgia for the beginnings of the universe, of the first unity, the original kingdom... It is our hinterland and our paradise lost."
Samivel, from an interview with Antoine de Graudemar in January, 1986"
This is a collection of paintings of the mountains from the artist Samivel.