17.7.09

The hidden face of Versailles,

...and the apartments of Mesdames.

Catherine Delors starts my day with a portrait of Mdme Henriette and comments on the sate of the Greatest Palace on earth.

...In Versailles sculptures and original plaster casts quietly decay, far from the public eye. Thanks to Didiier Rykner for rescuing these Ghosts of Versailles from oblivion in the www.thearttribune.com/The-ghosts-of-Versailles.html. Yes, this is indeed Louis XVI's face under the plastic wrap. If only a fraction of the money spent on the literally dazzling new gates had been allocated to sorely needed conservation efforts...

Thanks and a tip of the beret to Catherine Delors and Versailles and More.

Jhesu+Marie,
Brantigny

1 comment:

Catherine Delors said...

Thank you, Richard! Hopefully something will be done about those sculptures...