Friday, 25 May 2012

Nuit des musées 2012 : les Estats et Empires de la lune

Inspired by Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac's 1657 prose on a voyage to the moon, here is a delightful exhibit in Diana's room. Can you see the shadow projected on the door on the right? The bust in the middle of the photo is of Louis XIV and was sculpted by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

Inspiré de "l'autre monde ou les Estats et Empires de la lune" de Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac, écrit en 1657, voici les aériennes silhouettes et jeux d'ombres du salon de Diane. Vous voyez l'ombre projetée à droite ? Le buste de Louis XIV est une œuvre superbe du Bernin.

18 comments:

Olivier said...

c'est superbe, et belle lumière sur le roi soleil (ce qui parait logique ;o))

Michelle said...

*sigh* You make me want to be there!

Robert Geiss said...

magic.

please have a good friday.

Dianne said...

Stunning Ciel !

Regina K said...

Oh I like this exhibit!

LONDONLULU said...

Love that sweet moon silhouette, inspired by Cyrano de Bergerac!, and that you casually threw in a Bernini sculpture. So many delicious things going on here :)

Bob Crowe said...

Our opera company produced John Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles a few years ago. It's brilliant and would do well to be staged right here.

Halcyon said...

I love the atmosphere of this photo. The light is sort of spooky, but in a good way!! :)

Tanya said...

amazing what you have done here!

Randy said...

I would love to see this in person. Great shot.

Cezar and Léia said...

C'est magnifique!j'aime les formes et les couleurs, une découverte spécial!
bisous
Léia

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

A very interesting room, this exhibit would certainly capture my attention.

EG CameraGirl said...

The play of light and shadow is dramatic here.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Such a lot to see in this image Ciel, excellent use of light and shadows.

Lowell said...

I could have spent days in the Palace! The artifacts and artistry is magnificent! Next time we'll have to ask you to come along as our "tour guide"! :-)

VP said...

He was one of the greatest... Bernini, not the king!

Malyss said...

ça doit être joli, ces jeux d'ombres dans une telle atmosphere!comme des fantômes..

Theanne said...

enchanting!