Category Archives: Duels

Taking a Bath with Madame Montespan, Versailles Renaissance at the Turn of the Century

The turn of the century. Not this century, the last one. The interest in Versailles was provoked by the feeling of nostalgia radiating from the king of the Parisian dandies, Robert Montesquiou. This is the beginning of the aesthetic movement … Continue reading

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Careful! Allegory At Versailles

Why does Crystal Gallery avoid a direct look at the events it describes? Let us examine closer the two medallions and an octagon which frame the first section of the epic narrative of the ceiling: the humiliation of the Turkish army by … Continue reading

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