Sunday, 3 June 2012

Nuit des musées 2012: plafond de la galerie des glaces

A detail of the ceiling of the hall of mirrors with its special lighting effects! The online convertor tells me that 1000 m² are 10763.910 ft². We owe this beauty to Charles Le Brun and painters of his atelier. Approximately half of the ceiling is made of maroufleed canvases.

Bon, d'accord, c'est juste un détail ! Presque 1000 m² que nous devons à Charles Le Brun et à son atelier. Une bonne moitié de ce plafond est constituée de toiles marouflées.

21 comments:

Robert Geiss said...

Nahezu ein Gemälde.

Einen guten Sonntag dir.

Jack said...

It must have been amazing to experience this event in person, Ciel.

bfarr said...

Very pretty!

Dianne said...

This is just exquisite Ciel ... wonderful rich colours in that fabulous Hall of Mirrors.

Randy said...

Beautiful and artistic ceiling.

Dina said...

Amazing what they can do !

Birdman said...

Looks like fireworks!

Regina K said...

This ceiling has such an amazing art technique. Absolutely stunning. I've enjoyed catching up with your posts of the last week. Thank you for your note, I am back and fine : )

Rob and Mandy said...

C' est superbe!!!

Malyss said...

Les miroirs + les peintures + les lumières= on ne sait plus où regarder devant tant de beautés de toutes sortes!

VP said...

I like his work very much...

Theanne said...

beautiful photo!

Halcyon said...

It's the colorful lighting that makes this so special. They should do this more often so that more people could see the museum in this way! :)

Andrew said...

It looks fantastic.

JM said...

What a ceiling!

joo said...

It looks fantastic!

Loree said...

That ceiling is stunning.

LONDONLULU said...

I could stare at this forever, so lovely! :)

Cezar and Léia said...

Magnificent lights, I didn't realize about the mirror...and then, I'm completely delighted by your idea for this picture, it's brilliant and the result is a great artwork.You have the EYES girl...very well done!
:)
Léia

*** After the Edinburgh trip...c'est la nostalgie ici,c'est difficile de faire les choses pendant ma journée sans penser la ba!L'Écosse me manque tellement! :(

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It really does look exquisite Ciel, and thank you, now I know what the 'marouflage' technique is, you know how it is my mission to learn something new everyday!!

Paula said...

That is just astonishing.