Thrones In Majesty


It seemed like a good idea, a perfect setting to gather all kinds of thrones from arround the world at Chateau Versailles. But from the moment I entered the Salon of Hercules, I found the whole thing greatly annoying. Obviously, they shouldn’t have put more than one throne in the same room, cramming in four or five, made them look like ridiculous over-decorated chairs, the metal frames around them did not help.

 The theoretical justification for a failing exhibition turned it into a double failure. The only thing out of the intellectual fire-works that I have retained is that the authority is seated, but power is always standing; for example, Christ In Majesty shows authority, Christ As A Young Shepherd shows power. This took me back to my Elementary School days, there the issue was addressed as follows: If the Batman and the Supergirl were to get into a fight…, I know, I know, we shouldn’t have them in the same room.

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About versaillesgossip, before and after Francis Ponge

The author of the blogs Versailles Gossip and Before and After Francis Ponge, Vadim Bystritski lives and teaches in Brest France. The the three main themes of his literary endeavours are humor, the French Prose Poetry, the French XVII and XVIII Century Art and History. His writings and occasionally art has been published in a number of ezines (Eratio, Out of Nothing, Scars TV, etc). He also contributes to Pinterest where he comments on the artifiacts from the Louvre and other collections. Some of his shorter texts are in Spanish, Russian and French.
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