The gardens of Versailles and Trianon are a veritable open-air sculpture museum with many kinds of works: fountains, sculpted groups, vases, etc.
The greatest sculptors of the 17th and 18th centuries took part in decorating the walkways, groves and basins, including Puget, Girardon, Coysevox and Bouchardon. Some of the sculpted groups are among the masterpieces of French art, such as the magnificent Latona fountain, Enceladus, Apollo served by the Nymphs, etc.
Visitors to Versailles will thus have a practical, exhaustive list of the sculptures found in the gardens of the Palace and Trianon. Their legends are rounded out with historical introductions designed to evoke the context in which these works were created.
Two detailed maps present several itineraries for visits and make it easy to find a detailed legend for each work. These maps are accompanies by lovely photos of the sculptures, with group views and individual details.
Author : Alexandre Maral
Coeditor : Artlys - Palace of Versailles
ISBN : 9782854955552
Number of pages : 16
Date of parution : 2014
Dimensions : 21,5 x 31 cm
Languages : french