Thursday, 17 May 2012

Vue générale du bourg sous Louis XIII

Continuing the Jacques Martin comics exhibition, here's a general view of Versailles in the days of king Louis XIII, under whose reign Versailles became a favourite royal hunting place. The details will look better if you click on the photo.

Suite de l'expo Jacques Martin avec cette vue générale. C'est sous le règne de Louis XIII que le bourg et ses bois et forêts sont devenus une chasse royale très appréciée.

23 comments:

Robert Geiss said...

Ein wirklich tolles Kunstwerk.


Den Donnerstag gut dir.

Regina K said...

Love the red roofs and all the colors.

SRQ said...

Yes - the colors are amazing!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Very vibrant colors!

Birdman said...

sooooooooo colorful too.

LONDONLULU said...

What delightful & amazing use of color!

BaysideLife said...

The village is growing. Beautiful artwork and the colors really are vibrant.

Jack said...

It is beautiful, Ciel. Loaded with bright colors. An artist who does this must have infinite patience and an attraction to small details.

Bob Crowe said...

In rather Monet-Renoir colors, no less. No wonder the peasants had to eat cake.

Randy said...

You right the details are so much more prominent when you enlarge it.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I clicked on it to enlarge it. This looks like it was before the palace was built.

Dina said...

The light and colors are so nice.

Thérèse said...

Vraiment sympathique cette exposition si colorée!

Francisca said...

A very cool historical poster. The colours make me smile.

cieldequimper said...

@ Bob: actually, the "let them eat cake" is a myth and has been for a long time: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let_them_eat_cake

(Can't get a link to insert today).

Thérèse said...

Oui bien sur je me souviens des bleuets, je vais aller à leur recherche au cas ou... il me semble en avoir vu mais je dois vérifier dans un livre si c'est vraiment un bleuet vu la couleur plus violette que dans mon souvenir...

cieldequimper said...

@ Dave: yes. In those days, nothing but a hunting pavilion. Coming up tomorrow.

Halcyon said...

This is a really interesting series. It's fun to see how the place looked in the "old days". :)

VP said...

I like this kind of images which can show us much more about the past than a mere description.

Cezar and Léia said...

The picture is wonderful, but the true wonder is the sunny day here in Colmar with a refreshing Alsatian white wine! :)
Bisous!
Léia

Olivier said...

un jour ferie avec un superbe soleil, ca fait du bien.

Beau dessin de l'ancien presentateur tele (ben oui, si on l'a fait pas une fois pendant ta serie, c'est que tout se perd )

Andrew said...

It's wonderful to see and read about your local history... I just wish sometimes I had the time to learn so much more. I actually did the French Revolution for my history exams as a 16 year old... I didn't do too well.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I like the lone horseman riding up over the hill. So fascinating to see this artists impressions of Versailles way back then!!