Saturday, 9 June 2012

Plafond du Salon d'Hercule

This is (part of) the ceiling of Hercules drawing room inside the palace. It was painted by François Lemoyne from 1731 to 1736 and represents Hercules' apotheosis. It is the largest canvas ceiling in Europe. Oh and anyone still using word verification on their blogs might want to read this. I personally am having a really hard time with this new captcha and might just have to abandon commenting altogether on those blogs. What about you?

Voici une partie du plafond du salon d'Hercule, peint par François Lemoyne entre 1731 et 1736, représentant l'apothéose d'Hercule. C'est le plus vaste plafond sur toile d'Europe.

20 comments:

Robert Geiss said...

Stärke.

Eigentlich hatte ich nur Probleme mit anonymen Kommentaren. Ja, manchmal kann so ein blog-dingens ganz schön Kraft kosten.

Ein gutes Wochenende dir.

Lowell said...

This looks very familiar and I'll bet that somewhere in my Paris folio I have a similar shot but I would have no idea as to the painter or what the painting was all about so your commentary was very helpful!

I agree re your comment about blogs still using the word verification. What a pain!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

I would certainly like to witness these someday !

Jack said...

This ceiling is over-the-top beautiful, Ciel. And I agree with you about word verification. Life is too short for me to spend time staring at indecipherable letters.

Halcyon said...

I wish I could have a painting on my ceiling. That's luxury. :)

Randy said...

That is just amazing. You could stare at it for awhile.

Dina said...

No wonder it took the artist five years!

Yes, I think captcha is cruel and unusual punishment. I wish all bloggers would get rid of it.

Dina said...

BTW, I just now learned that captcha stands for
Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart

Malyss said...

Le plafond est splendide, on se croirait à la chapelle Sixtine!
Pour les verifs, je craque aussi , je voulais en parler sur raleries ce soir;

Marquise DuParc said...

Céleste. Tout simplement !

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Great shot and fantastic artwork. Amen on word verification; it is a pain.

Darryl and Ruth :)

brattcat said...

lovely shot and i too am often flummoxed by the word verification challenge.

Regina K said...

Quite a captivating ceiling, it looks like one could drift up into the clouds.

VP said...

Impressive, I can barely imagine the actual work of painting it...
People who keep word verification are really asking their readers to quit commenting!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

An extraordinary ceiling!
Word verification was a reasonable idea until computers caught up. Now, it's just a mess. Those who have not turned off really should.

JM said...

So very beautiful, Ciel!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Stunning ceiling, the pale blues are so exquisite.
I sometimes wonder if the people who still have that dreadful verification word thing realize that they have it. Maybe we should mention it to them when we come across it, what do you think?

Cezar and Léia said...

It's wonderful indeed, some feeling of heaven here now, thanks for this beautiful image, it's lights for my day here.And today I need some lights...the weather is awful here and I need to do lots of laundry. :(
bisous
Léia

EG CameraGirl said...

Beautiful ceiling. Captcha has a way of making my blood boil.

William Kendall said...

Extraordinary! I'm envious, looking at that!