Monday, 16 February 2015

Monday Mural: Ecole Jean de la Fontaine

Jean de la Fontaine mural school Versailles
Ha! VDP found a mural! This one is located in the entrance of Jean de la Fontaine nursery school. Actually, there are several murals here, the large one and two other ones on the pillars! They all depict the greatest French fabulist whom you have encountered on VDP before, here and here! Do you recognise any of La Fontaine's fables this mural represents? More Monday Mural are this way!

Cette fresque est située dans l'entrée de l'école maternelle Jean de la Fontaine. A vrai dire, il y a plusieurs fresques ici, la grande mais d'autres également sur les piliers ! Elles représentent Jean de la Fontaine (références auquel VDP vous montrait d'autres exemples à Versailles ici et .) Quelles fables reconnaissez vous ? Toutes les fresques du lundi sont par ici !
Jean de la Fontaine mural school Versailles
Jean de la Fontaine school Versailles

24 comments:

Geoff Wilkinson said...

That looks like a lovely piece of work, I hope lots of people enjoy it.

William Kendall said...

Visually fascinating, and definitely good for a nursery school. I don't recall ever hearing the name in association with fables, so it's likely La Fontaine's work didn't cross the ocean.

Revrunner said...

don't know if the goose that laid the golden eggs is in there or not.

RedPat said...

So many fables. Glad you found a mural, Ciel!

Bob Crowe said...

When France names places after a person I think it is taken seriously. I suspect that people usually know who is being memorialized and appreciate it. In the US it's more likely a politician or philanthropist you don't know or care about.

Randy said...

I really like the fence.

Gunn said...

I like the mural art. To me it looks a bit like Rudolf Steiner school art.

Halcyon said...

These are really nice. I love the softness of the painting and the muted colors.

llandudnopictures said...

Very dreamlike!

s.c said...

By the looks of it its not done with the normal paintbrush but a real painting with paint and a pensel.
Nice find.

biebkriebels said...

Very nice done with the soft focus colours.

Sharon Anck said...

I don't know the fable but, I do like the mural!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I don't recognize any of the fables. That's a great entrance for the children, I'm sure it will make fond memories.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The gate made me think of the tortoise and the hare.. Not sure about the mural though Ciel.. do tell :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Love the fantasy! Perfect for a nursery school.

Small City Scenes said...

I am glad you FINALLY found a mural and it is delightful.
MB

VP said...

I see a hare and a tortoise, but not in the mural...

Birdman said...

Well, I do see the fox and the hare, but I'm not sure what I'm seeing in the yellow on the wall. So, what's the story?

Tammie Lee said...

such beautiful and magical murals and love the critters on the fencing. looks like such a charming school.

Tahiti Daily Photo said...

Le Lièvre et la Tortue et sur le mur ???

Jack said...

That is quite a mural.

Linda said...

The mural is pretty but the second photo really appeals to me! A red train! A bunny! Oh, it's the hare and the tortoise racing... how charming!

SARA MILLER said...

Well the goose that laid the golden eggs is from Aesop ancient greek born 620 BC and La Fontaine is the 17th century .

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I like the dreamy quality of the mural, Ciel. It no doubt speaks to young,imaginative minds. Nice find. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.