Photographer's Note

Parterre du midi
'Pavillon de Vin', 2011
Rough irons, vine plants

Vasconcellos at Versailles

In a warm evening in Paris, what best that go at Versailles to enjoy music at the gardens in front of the water fountains?

When entering the gardens I found this very big sculpture by Joanna de Vasconcellos, the mix of modern sculptures in the traditional gardens ( there were more) is nor totally of my taste...

Joana de Vasconcellos by herself

'My work has developed around the idea that the world is an opera, and Versailles embodies the operatic and aesthetic ideal that inspires me.
The works that I propose exist for this place. I see them as linked to Versailles in a timeless way.
When I stroll through the rooms of the palace and its gardens,I feel the energy of a setting that gravitates between reality and dreams, the everyday and magic, the festive and the tragic. I can still hear the echo

Of the footsteps of Marie-Antoinette, and the music and festive ambiance of the stately rooms. how would the life of Versailles look if this exuberant and grandiose universe was transferred to our period?

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  • Copyright: Maria Ocampos (nikkitta) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1627 W: 9 N: 3183] (12772)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-07-21
  • Categories: Artwork
  • Exposure: f/14.0, 1/800 seconds
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  • Date Submitted: 2012-11-15 14:56
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