Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Le village au XVIè siècle

This is Versailles in the days before king Henri IV as seen by Olivier Pâques and Jacques Martin. Historical comic authors usually do a lot of research so this might just be what it looked like in the 1500s. But no, these aren't mountains in the background, merely clouds!

Versailles avant Henri IV, vue par Olivier Pâques et Jacques Martin. Et non ce ne sont pas des montagnes, juste des nuages !

23 comments:

BaysideLife said...

Brilliant. This must be an incredible exhibit to view. Looking at historic views of cities, towns and villages is always a challenge to find what is the same, what has changed and what may actually remain.

Robert Geiss said...

Ein gelungenes Kunstwerk. Mir fehlen Wolken. Einen guten Dienstag dir.

Jack said...

So, which one is your house?

Michelle said...

A lovely concept of your city. Jack's comment gave me a good laugh.

Halcyon said...

It's looking a little empty!

LONDONLULU said...

This must have been a delightful exhibit - thanks for 'capturing' it for us!

Randy said...

It must have been beautiful with all that countryside.

Bergson said...

heureusement il y a plus de portes à prendre désormais

Olivier said...

c'est fou comme le Français est une langue concise, 7 lignes en anglais et juste 2 en français ;o))
beau dessin

Dave said...

Great. For me Breugel's paintings always capture that moment in medieval life.

Dina said...

So much fun, these comics. Beautiful.

Thérèse said...

Un aspect différent de Versailles. J'aime bien.

Malyss said...

Versailles avant Versailles ! J'adore la precision du trait!

Chrissy Brand said...

Lovely mural!

Chrissy from Manchester: a photo a day at Mancunian Wave

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

My, my, how Versailles has grown! It makes for an interesting comparison.

JM said...

I bit smaller back then, right? :-) Cool!

Tammie Lee said...

beautiful~

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I can't even imagine Versailles looking like this Ciel, but everything had to start somewhere oui!

Regina K said...

This comic takes what could be a plain scene and turns it into such a colorful piece of art.

Cezar and Léia said...

Si calme, si petite, si scénique, si majestueuse!
Et le ciel bleu est incroyable! ;)
bisous
Léia

VP said...

This is much better than my old postcards!

EG CameraGirl said...

I enjoy seeing what the countryside might have looked like back then!

Francisca said...

Again cool. Wish you'd left this jpeg a little larger for a closer look, Ciel. :-)