On August 17th Fouquet hosted a famous gala to please the young king Louis XIV at Vaux-le-Vicomte. Technically the celebration was a success. However, the invited, which included the king himself, were not very pleased and were even furious as I mentioned last time. I have visited the château often in the past. There was always one question, which I haven’t found an answer to. When and how Fouquet discovered the political failure of that evening, and when he did, what sort of thoughts went through his mind? As I am someone who sympathises a great deal with Fouquet, these questions remain with me even today. Molière who performed “The unfortunates” is known to have left a famous quote “On August 17th at six in the evening Fouquet was the king of France: at two in the morning he was nobody” He must have been aware of the political failures he caused during that evening. And he might have stood at one of the windows of his new residence at Vaux and thought about his destiny, which would follow him as the most important event of his lifetime. What did he see and what did he think about himself by looking through one of many windows. He himself was not yet aware of the exact consequences, which followed him a few weeks later.
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lousat (95916) 2012-03-03 9:05
Salut Nobu,tres belle idee' utiliser cette fenetre comme une corniche naturelle,prise de vue excellente et parfaite gestione des differents et difficiles niveaux de la lumiere,les couleurs sont un peu trop saturees selon moi..mai j'aime ca,le monde est a couleurs..ehehe...mes felicitations et belle soiree',LUCIANO
dta (81110) 2012-03-03 9:09
Bonjour Nobu ,
Excellente idée . j'aime le contraste netre la fenêtre sombre , et les couleurs vives du jardin . Un choix de décentrage qui peremt de découvrir les décorations intérieures , malgré la faible lumière .
yquem46 (38752) 2012-03-03 9:09
Un bon scan, non sans reproche mais avant tout une bonne image et un excellent texte
Tu connais l'histoire mieux que beaucoup de français !
J'aime ce cadre naturel fourni par la boiserie noire de la fenêtre, sur laquelle on distingue bien les sculptures dans l'ombre, qui met bien en valeur le paysage dans ses belles couleurs d'automne et le jardin
JFS (32459) 2012-03-03 9:14
A very good shot, not easy at all, the splash of light and colors makes a wonderful visual effect. Well done!
jlbrthnn (76039) 2012-03-03 9:56
You have thoroughly studied the atmosphere of this castle and its history. You created a photograph nostaglique, and romantic too. The darkness of the room, highlighting the colors both soft and bright park. A beautiful image. Bravo.
Have a nice day
serp2000 (45314) 2012-03-03 10:01
Good night, Nobu,
Good idea and excellent realisation! Original double frame. The note is very artistic and informative. TFS!
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-03-03 11:24
Hello dear Nobu,
I find the contrast between the peaceful view from this window and the turbulent thoughts that might have crossed Foquet's mind to be worthy of reflection. Although we can't be sure that he looked through this window that evening, if he did, he might have found the pristine look of the garden, with its natural green and autumn colors, soothing. Of course, the difference between the gloomy interior and the bright exterior might be analogous to his stormy mind and the beautiful events that preceded his despair.
With warm regards,
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-03-03 11:57
Hi my friend
From the window a beautiful look to the inside area of
the admirable trampled out the brightness of the
landscape in the help
carlo62 (53308) 2012-03-03 13:37
la composizione è molto bella, ma i colori mi sembrano un pò esagerati, non credo che in natura esistano colori simili.
La_Tulipe (2798) 2012-03-04 3:58
Cette fenetre et ton cadrage précis apporte un effet de symétrie très réussi . Les boiseries foncées forment un cadre naturel à ta composition, l'image a bénéficié de belles lumières et les tons pastels sont très doux.
Amitiés et bravo pour l'originalité de cette photo !
danos (101838) 2012-03-04 9:19
nice the landscape view through the window of the castle.I like the symmetry of the scene,the brilliant light of the gardens as the vivid colours of it.
The place must be very intersting and unique.
adores (46305) 2012-03-04 17:59
Very nice and different shot once again! I like this composition a lot! - the way you framed the view outside and the paintings on the right, inside! Good shot, with very nice colours!
mauro61 (52857) 2012-03-05 3:06
bel panorama incorniciato dalla finestra del palazzo con una bella e intensa colorazione del verde e della natura all'esterno.
Gioco di luce e ombra che fa risaltare l'immagine già dalla miniatura,
jhm (157932) 2012-03-05 3:13
Lovely done with the black frame and the nice clarity in background.
Truly a pleasant moment for my eyes this to see.
Very clear and sharp image.
Excellent depth and perspective image.
Very well done, TFS.
aliabazari (16252) 2012-03-05 17:11
Two beautiful frame. Within this frame there is a beautiful painting that is on the two-piece window complete the painting. A collage.
Congratulations my friend
Cricri (123774) 2012-03-06 0:03
Très belle réalisation, le contraste du paysage colorée et lumineux avec l'encadrement sombre de la fenêtre est une réussite, j'aime beaucoup
angel66 (1006) 2012-03-06 1:18
this photo is an important photo not a simple shot.
Here there is history, painting, politics. Also you have tried, I suppose, to render Fouquet's feeling using the saturation in a view that seems symmetrycal but it is not and it looks like a painting but it is not... Maybe like Fouquet that he must have thought that the evening would have been the best gala ever but it was not... :)
Have a nice day
sacimar (27779) 2012-03-06 6:14
I like this image, the view through the window is beautiful, the autumn trees are a nice element in the back, your idea is interesting and the composition is well chosen,
chanteuse (210) 2012-03-07 4:24
What a wonderful note, Nobu...and I am already transfixed by this view from Fouquet's window. Without thinking of the context, there is a certain jollity to the photo. Those amusingly repeated little trees, the row of newel posts along the bottom like a frieze, the cheerful autumn colors of the trees...but it is autumn, after all, and the winter of Fouquet's discontent is coming.
The gracefully decorated shutter to the right, in blue shadow, is a melancholy note.
So...at six in the evening he looked out of the window...
Angshu (56760) 2012-03-07 5:05
Hello dear Nobu-san
Exquisite! Apart from the nbeautiful frame within frame you've created, what I like are the details on the right, the finesse of the work seems to come through the light shade well. The view outside is beautiful with the autumnal hues on the trees & the topiary on the hedges.
Beautiful allegorical photo, as I read your notes! And I wonder, is it the same thought you presented here, with which you took this picture 8 years ago?
Best Regards Nobu-san & have a nice week ahead
- Copyright: Nobu Nobudy (nobuikehonda) (3848)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-00-00
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork, Event
- Camera: Leica M6, GR21mm/f3,5, 35mm negative, No Filter
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-03 9:01
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