Friday, 29 January 2016

Salon d'Hercule - Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles

Meal at Simon's place by Paolo Veronese

Meal at Simon's place by Paolo Veronese (Detail)

Paintings on the ceiling of The Triumph of Hercules by François Lemoyne.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Salon de l'Abondance - Palace of Versailles

Some of the rooms in the Palace of Versailles have magnificent ceilings, like the Salon de l'Abondance.

Related post

Gallery of the Battles in the Palace of Versailles

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Cockerel - ink pen and watercolour

Cockerel - In pen and watercolour (6" x 8") by Benoit Philippe

Monday, 4 January 2016

Gallery of the Battles in the Palace of Versailles

We went to visit the Palace of Versailles and will make a few posts in the coming weeks.

The vast Gallery of the Battles was conceived and executed from 1833, and inaugurated on 10 June 1837. Louis-Philippe gathered there 33 large oil paintings featuring some battles won by France; from the battle of Tolbiac in 496 to the battle of Wagram in 1809.

Battle of Taillebourg by Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863). The battle won by Saint Louis on 21 July 1242 – Oil on canvas (4.89m by 5.54 m) 1837.

La Bataille de Fontenoy, 11 mai 1745 by Horace Vernet (1789-1863) –
Oil on canvas (5.10m; 9.58m) 1828

Siege of Yorktown by Auguste Couder. General Rochambeau and George Washington give the final orders to attack in October 1781 – Oil on canvas (1836)

The Palace of Versailles
Palace of Versailles,
Place d'Armes,
78000 Versailles,

Monday, 28 December 2015

Carnavalet Museum in Paris

This museum is about the history of Paris. It is hosted in a Renaissance-era hotel. The diverse collections exhibited in the museum goes from archaeology to complete interior of apartments over the centuries.

They also have a good collection of paintings.

Le Square du Vert-Galant – the Vert-Galant square (1943) oil painting by Pablo Picasso

Notre-Dame sous la neige - Notre-Dame under snow – Oil painting by Albert Marquet

La reconstruction du Pont du Carrousel – Rebuilding of the Carrousel bridge (1936) -  Oil painting by Jean Texcier

Marie Cassatt - oil painting by Jacques-Emile Blanche

Marie Cassatt - Detail

Marie Cassatt was an American Impressionist painter who was a friend of Degas and Manet. There were a number of American artists who came to France to work with the Impressionist group, but she is probably the most famous of them.

Le Parc Montsouris - Oil painting by Ludovic Vallée

Le Parc Montsouris – Detail

Le Parc Montsouris - Detail

Le Parc Montsouris - Detail

La rue Lepic et la Place Blanche – Oil painting by Abel Truchet

Address of the museum

16 rue des Francs-Bourgeois
75003 Paris