"The exhibition will bring back to Versailles about fifty antiques that it possessed during the Ancien Régime..Also for the first time, sets of works hitherto scattered around different institutions are brought together again and works invisible to the public for decades are once again on view."
Many of the pieces on display were purchased by Louis XIV, and aim to show just how his vision of Versailles was meant to evoke the idea of ancient Rome. The show should be really great and if you have the chance to check it out let us know! Here are some works that will be on display (I love the table centerpiece!)
|Francois Barois, Callipygian Venus. Louvre museum.|
|Jean‐Marc Nattier, Marquise de Pompadour as Diana the Huntress. Versailles, Palaces of Versailles and Trianon.|
|Jean‐Jacques Bachelier, Table centrepiece. 18th century Gilt bronze, marble columns, mirror flooring, frieze of Sèvres soft-paste porcelain Versailles, Palaces of Versailles and Trianon.|
|Vitellius, Roman Emperor (15‐69) Versailles, Palaces of Versailles and Trianon.|