Exhibiton | The Château de Versailles in 100 Masterpieces

Posted in exhibitions by Editor on September 29, 2014

From the exhibition website:

The Château de Versailles en 100 Chefs-d’oeuvre
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Arras, 27 September 2014 — 20 March 2016

Curated by Beatrix Saule

afficheMajor pieces from the Château de Versailles’ collections on show in Arras for 18 months.

Paintings, sculptures, furniture, objets d’art… Visitors will discover works executed by the greatest artists of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries made from the most precious of materials, like the bust of Louis XIV originally installed on the Ambassadors’ Staircase, the monumental Gobelins tapestries, the Dauphin’s fine writing desk, the original sculpture from the Latona Fountain, Marie-Antoinette’s porcelains, or the sculptural group Apollo Served by the Nymphs, a monument of seventeenth-century French sculpture. These masterpieces line the visitors’ route as they explore the various places and periods of the Château de Versailles. The exhibition is organised into six settings, constituting a veritable private tour of the royal residence:

• Marble, bronze, gold and silver
• Wood panelling and marquetry
• Water and fountains
• Parks and forests
• Flowers and fields
• Festivities and fireworks


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