Monday, 17 February 2014

Monday Mural: collège Pierre de Nolhac

Phew! Found another mural in Versailles to take part in Monday Mural! This is actually a mosaic (so VDP is sort of cheating once again). This is Pierre de Nolhac college (secondary school, from ages apprx. 10-11 to 14-15). Pierre de Nolhac, historian and poet, was once curator of Versailles palace and played an important part in preserving and maintaining the palace.

VDP triche un peu en ce qu'elle poste une mosaïque pour les "fresques du lundi". Elle se trouve au collège Pierre de Nolhac, historien et poète, qui fut conservateur du château à partir de 1892.

25 comments:

Revrunner said...

Reminds me of the set theory I learned in school. So, let me get this straight. Some--but not all--mosaics are murals. and some--but not all--murals are mosaics. This is about when the teacher would ask us all to draw a diagram. ARGHH!!

William Kendall said...

It is beautiful work, Ciel!

Michelle said...

Beautiful!

Jack said...

Hmmm. I don't think I will be offering to buy it from them.

RedPat said...

And they have a clock incorporated into it! Cool!

LONDONLULU said...

That is a pretty fantastical work, actually. (Ah yes! The Treaty of Paris, the Congressional Congress received it in Princeton - how nice to see it marked there.)

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Beautiful and unique!

~Lindy

Randy said...

Great use of color.

Bob Crowe said...

I like it. A bit of a cross, a bit of a medical caduceus, a climbing plant. All these elements make the clock surprising.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Has an organic feel, doesn't it? Love that one of the buds bloomed into a clock. You're not cheating in my book. Mosaic is the medium n'est-ce-pas? Thanks, Ciel, for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

Olivier said...

une tres belle mosaique, j'aime beaucoup

Stuart said...

I think one could also discern a human form to this mural... perhaps a ballerina en pointe?

llandudnopictures said...

I like the way it appears to 'grow' up the wall, very colourful!

Halcyon said...

THis is a really nice find! I love the colors and the fact that it's useful with the integrated clock!

Lowell said...

Mural, mosaic - whatever - I like it a lot. Bright and cheerful for the kiddos. The clock is great, too. And thanks for the info on Pierre de Nolhac.

Birdman said...

I'd be hard pressed to tell the time using this timepiece.

Chrissy Brand said...

A great 3D effect and I like the way it seems to grow.

cieldequimper said...

@ Birdman: 4:16? :-)

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I like the colors and love the mosaic.

Bergson said...

je la trouve pas mal

il neige toujours sur tes photos ; un reste du père Noël

VP said...

This is a really nice one! My compliments to the author(s) of the mosaic!

Loree said...

It's a very pretty and colourful mural.

Karl Demetz said...

A mural is any piece of artwork painted or applied directly on a wall (wikipedia). So this is not cheating :)
And I thought the same thing as Bob Crowe, I like it.

Joe said...

Love this mosaic. Goodness there are some talented and patient artists out there.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Tres jolie colours and design here Ciel, it's pretty special, I'm sure the students love it also!
I can't believe you took the picture of the moon with a point and shoot.. bravo indeed :)