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Sunday, March 17, 2013

THEMED PAINTINGS - Chateau de Versailles

 Chateau de Versailles

The Chateau de Versailles, which has been on UNESCO’s World Heritage List for 30 years, is one of the most beautiful achievements of 18th-century French art

Pierre Patel - View of the castle and gardens Versailles.

At first it was just a humble hunting lodge built by Louis XIII. But Louis XIV chose the site to build the palace we know today, the symbol of royal absolutism and embodiment of classical French art. In the 1670s Louis XIV built the Grand Apartments of the King and Queen, whose most emblematic achievement is the Hall of Mirrors designed by Mansart, where the king put on his most ostentatious display of royal power in order to impress visitors. The Chapel and Opera were built in the next century under Louis XV. The château lost its standing as the official seat of power in 1789 but acquired a new role in the 19th century as the Museum of the History of France, which was founded at the behest of Louis-Philippe, who ascended to the throne in 1830. That is when many of the château’s rooms were taken over to house the new collections, which were added to until the early 20th century, tracing milestones in French history
(http://en.chateauversailles.fr/the-palace)
Nicolas Poussin - Versailles aerial


Adam Frans van der Meulen - A view of the palace Fontainebleau in 1669
Etienne Allegro - Walk of Louis XIV in Versailles gardens
Claude-Louis Chatelet - Gazebo at Versailles
Hubert Robert - Fountain of Apollo gardens of Versailles
Etienne Allegrain - The Orangerie at the Chateau de Versailles
Martin Pierre Denis - View of the Château of Marly
Adam Frans van der Meulen - View of the Palace of Versailles in 1669
Martin Pierre Denis  - View of the Castle of Chambord from the park
Jean-Baptiste Martin - View of the Orangerie
Jean-Baptiste Martin - A view of the castle in the near Vincennes Park
Jean-Baptiste Martin - View of the Grand Trianon
Jean-Baptiste Martin - Stables in Versailles
Jean-Baptiste Martin - View of the Chateau Neuf in Saint Germain en Le
Martin Pierre Denis - View of the Palace and Gardens in Marley
Jean Joubert - Versailles palace. Antique Gallery
Hubert Robert - The fountain at the Grove Music in Marley
Jean Boiler - Oak Grove in the gardens of Versailles
Jean-Baptiste Martin - Antique Gallery in Versailles



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