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The mountain, with its “grandiose” and “sublime” attributes, has been a subject of landscape representation since at least the 18th century. The Vosges and particularly the High Vosges have been a destination of choice for writers, travellers and illustrators. From the middle of the 19th century, photographers took over and immortalized the balloon landscapes and their surroundings.
Often considered as a folklore field, Vosges iconography was gradually abandoned by the visual arts field.
Working on this Vosges iconography allows me to be part of a territory, the one in which I live, to experience it and to rehabilitate this regional landscape in order to put it at the centre of my gaze.

The Vosges I” – Graphite pencil on Arches paper – 22,4 x 30,3 in – 2018
The Vosges II” – Graphite pencil on Arches paper – 22,4 x 30,3 in – 2018
The Vosges III” – Graphite pencil on Arches paper – 22,4 x 30,3 in – 2018
Emmanuel Henninger, Art, Dessin, Vosges, Alsace, Artiste, Montagne
The Vosges IV” – Graphite pencil on Arches paper – 22,4 x 30,3 in – 2018

The mountain, its grandiose and “sublime” attributes, has been a subject of landscape representation since at least the 18th century. The Vosges and especially the Hautes Vosges have been a destination of choice for writers, travelers, illustrators. From the mid-nineteenth century, photographers take over and immortalize the grandiose landscapes of balloons and their surroundings.
This series of three drawings represents the “Petit Ballon” massif in the Guebwiller region.