Thursday, October 31, 2013

Louis Le vau 7 J.H. Mansart, Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles

I chose Louis Le Vau & J.H. Mansart's, Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles, done in 1669-85.  This picture stood out to me for its incredible use of texture and the use of contrast.  The difference between the light areas and dark areas allow one to differentiate where the mirrors are as well as what they are reflecting.  The artists creatively use space to make the door in the back ground appear down the hall and further away.  They also effectively made the picture appear 3 dimensional.  The work has amazing detail and without that detail the picture would not have such great texture.

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