GALERIE D'ART DAMGAARD, Essaouira

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#2 of 8 in Museums in Essaouira
At GALERIE D'ART DAMGAARD, browse through the whimsical and colorful world of local naïve art. Internationally known as the home of the Essaouira naive art, the gallery features works by local painters and wood sculptors. Frédéric Damgaard, an art historian from Denmark, opened the gallery in 1988. The French Academy awarded Damgaard the Medal of Vermilion for the promotion of traditional thuja painting techniques and ethnological heritage. The gallery occupies a large house across from the clock tower, which the owner decorated based upon traditional souks. By using our Essaouira tour itinerary maker, you can arrange your visit to GALERIE D'ART DAMGAARD and other attractions in Essaouira.
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  • inside this large gallery here is only moroccan artists, locals , there is paintings, wood sculptures , design furnitures, the manager is warm welcome and really helpful, Baki is on of my favorite...  more »
  • As most of the muslim see human imaging in art as haram, do not expect high end art in the gallery..You'll find strange pictureswhich refer to Pollock, art brut, Cobra and most of it looks like...  more »
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  • Really beautiful amazing pieces by local artists
  • Extremly lovely and beautiful. So cool.

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