Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Ino et Mélicerte

Ino and Melicertes Versailles
VDP tampered with this beauty that's on show at the Gallery of Sculptures and Casts. Ino and Melicertes, sculpted by Pierre Granier, 1686-1691. This, the marble original, graced the palace gardens from 1710 to 2007 when it was restored and finally replaced by a copy in 2014 to avoid deterioration. Below of course is the real thing for you to appreciate and also an evening ray of sunshine on some of the Louvre casts.

VDP s'est un peu amusée avec cette beauté qui se trouve à la galerie des sculptures et des moulages. Il s'agit d'Ino et Mélicerte, œuvre de Pierre Granier, 1686-1691.  Cette sculpture magnifique se trouvait au bassin d'Apollon de 1710 à 2007, quand elle fut restaurée puis remplacée en 2014 par une copie pour éviter toute détérioration. Ci-dessous, l'original pour que vous puissiez mieux apprécier sa beauté, ainsi qu'un rayon du soleil du soir sur certains moulages du Louvre.
Galerie des Sculptures et moulages Versailles

19 comments:

William Kendall said...

Beautifully effective contrast, Ciel!

Geoff Wilkinson said...

I like the first one, you have turned her into a negative! Very different and the shaft of sunlight looks pretty cool...

Revrunner said...

Glad the original is being cared for.

RedPat said...

What a wonderful place that is!

Randy said...

That first shot is so cool.

tapirgal said...

They're all delightful. My favorites are the tampering and the ray of light.

Dina said...

Wonderful pictures. You made the first look ghostly!

llandudnopictures said...

It gives a real sense of movement, love your effect too!

Thérèse said...

J'ai toujours eu un peu de mal avec ce genre de sculpture mais j'avoue aimer ce qui se cache derriere leur histoire et sans elles en saurions-nous autant sur l'Histoire??

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

The first one is positively evil looking.

VP said...

I remember the statues, and would like to see all the others... I like this place!

Josette T said...

la nourrice Ino je connais mais je vais rechercher Melicerte... mes souvenirs mythologiques ont besoin d'être rafraîchi !

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Classic beauty whatever colour! It's good to know the original will be enjoying it's retirement, he's worked for a very long time :)

Birdman said...

I'm a bit 'blue' now. I'll get over it. It comes and goes.

Fotolosopher said...

Whew! When you said, "tampered," I thought, "Oh, that poor sculpture!" and "Oh, VDP's gonna get in trouble now!"

But then I realized you were talking about the photo! Well, you done good all the way around. I do love that last picture with the light slanting in ...

Sharon Anck said...

I like that effect. It seems to fit perfectly!

Kay said...

Beautiful shots, tampered or not!
(I'm traveling 'til mid-June. I'll have some posts in my absence but won't be visiting other blogs. See you when I get back!)

EG CameraGirl said...

I like how you played with the photo!

José Mendonça said...

The statue is gorgeous and I just love the bottom shot!