We combine our activities as university geologists and amateur watercolor painters to write and illustrate geology texts, hoping to make knowledge of geology and our profession more accessible to a greater public. Attentive to both pedagogy and aesthetics, we link traditional naturalist painting techniques and modern graphic tools to illustrate the volcanoes, ocean floors, lost oceans and Provence geology that we discuss. Our watercolors of Normandy and Venice are grouped with the literary paintings of Marcel Proust in several of our books.
Producing and presenting these works at book fairs and exhibitions create the opportunity for exciting and encouraging encounters with other authors, graphists, editors and readers.
This site, dedicated to our watercolor work, presents our books along with a gallery of paintings, published or unpublished.
Christine Laverne was a senior lecturer of geosciences at Aix-Marseille University, France. For the last thirty years, her research has been devoted to the study of rocks from the oceanic crust, and particularly their interaction with seawater. She has participated in numerous oceanographic cruises, has written many scientific papers, and has created the watercolor illustrations for several books. She likes field geology, studying rocks with the microscope, and painting watercolors.
Georges Bronner was a senior lecturer of geosciences at Aix-Marseille University, France. His main research based on field investigations and remote sensing has been devoted to the structural geology and iron metallogeny of ancient earth’s crust in the West-African desert (Mauritania). He has written and illustrated with watercolors several books on geology of south-east France. His favorite subjects are mountains and sea, therefore he is painting from life.
Just a little geology and watercolors, but many old pictures about my ancestors’ summer house in Houlgate since 1870. Description and subscription on Cahiers du Temps.
Le 1er numéro de la revue trimestrielle Reliefs, paru en janvier 2016 et consacré aux abysses, vient d’être réédité avec le concours de GEO. Paré d’une nouvelle couverture, son contenu…
Christine Laverne is invited to present her books about Normandy (the Côte Fleurie, the Dives, and Villégiature) and Venise, published by Cahiers du Temps, during the Salon des Beaux Livres…
Together with Martine Salvatge, we will present original watercolors of our recent books, Villégiature and Au fil de la Dives, as well as other norman watercolors. This exhibition takes place…
To discover pebbles in another way, in the context of the geological history of the Drôme des Collines. Georges Bronner presents this exhibition until sunday 3rd June at 7 pm.
With Martine Salvatge, we shall present our watercolors of Normandy from 3 to 10 august in the showroom (railway station) of Houlgate. More informations later, but save the date today!
The gallery grows rich of three new watercolor paintings of La Smalah, to keep dreaming on veils of former days.
Due to its success, the exhibition “Autour du galet” settled at l’Iloz (Grand Parc Miribel-Jonage, Grand Lyon) since October 7th is extended till the end of November. Schedules and opening…
La Smalah, with which my grandfather Eugene liked lowering the Seine and navigating to England, and even sometimes Belgium, Holland and Denmark.
The gallery “Ships” has a new watercolor. Tribute to my grandfather…