Sunday, 27 September 2009

Xavier Veilhan au château


Until December, several of Xavier Veilhan's sculptures are visible at the palace. This one, aptly called "the carriage" stands right in the main courtyard.In the first picture, you can see the king's stables in the background. More information this way.
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Jusqu'en décembre se tient une exposition d'oeuvres de Xavier Veilhan au château. Cette oeuvre en tôle d'acier soudée peinte à l'acrylique, intitulée "le carrosse", se situe dans la cour principale. Dans la première photo sont visibles en arrière-plan les grandes écuries du roi. Plus d'infos par ici.

19 comments:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Is this as large as it appears? If so, it must be a job to move from place to place. It's a marvelous sculpture, very appropriately placed, I'd say.

Jacob said...

Those are some incredible sculptures! They must be relatively "new" as we didn't see them when we were there...too bad.

Virginia said...

Oh I love the sculpture to be found all around France. This one is lovely and you captured the light so well!
V

Lee Spangler said...

When I looked at the enlargement I saw how modern and how neat the wheels and feet are. It is so nice to be living with such great art.

Dina said...

An exciting sculpture.
The 30 horses who live in the stable are very privileged. Thanks for the links to their website. Amazing horses and Academy!!

PERBS said...

How interesting! At first I thought it was a live scene but then the horses feet gave it away.

Vogon Poet said...

They look more like greyhounds than horses, but the sculpture is striking.

cieldequimper said...

@ Jacob: they are part of an temporary exhibition that began on Sept. 13, thru December.
@VP: that's what I thought!
@ EG: yes, it is huge!

akarui said...

Cette sculpture moderne s'adapte bien de par le carrosse au chateau et avec ce cadre et cette belle lumiere cela est magnifique.

Cezar and Léia said...

An imponent place, there must be a lot of history behind it!
God bless you!
Cezar

Asta said...

Hello C,
Very artistic. I'm not sure if it looks like horses. I agree with Vogon Poet - it could be greyhounds, but nevertheless it's a great idea and you managed to capture this very nicely.

Have a great Sunday!

Best regards
Asta

BaysideLife said...

Love the sculpture and that it's purple. M. Veilhan could not ask for a better gallery for his work.

Tash said...

It made me think of the song 'wild, wild horses could not drag me away' - different time, different horses, but for some reason...
So much motion in the photos - super!

Sharon Van Lieu said...

It seems rather star-warrish. I think I would have to see this in person to see if I liked it.

Sharon

Small City Scenes said...

I love the sculpture---of course anything with horses----Oh yes. Come on out and go fiahing. MB

Greg Dimitriadis said...

That's a very interesting sculpture that quite befits to the location. I like the sense of speed, especially on the second photo.

tapirgal said...

Very cool. Action, shapes, colors, and of course the contrast of old and new. Thanks for the view. It's such fun to visit Versailles this way! They're leaving in December? That's sad, but I wonder what will come in their place.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

very striking in modern and deep purple color. they also remind me of the Cinderella story.

Marie-Monique said...

je découvre ! et j'aime....à bientôt