Thursday, June 09, 2011

Venet à Versailles

On my recent jaunt to la belle France on a twinning visit we stopped off at Versailles on the long trip down to the Loire Valley where our twin town is.  Starting that very week was a new sculpture exhibition by French artist, Bernar Venet. 

Outside the palace was a HUGE piece of work, very akin (to me anyway!) to a whale's rib cage. 

These massive steel structures, 22m high, frame the statue of Louis XIV and offer a completely new perspective on the palace itself. 

Visitors can walk among the arcs, get really really close to them and experience their grandeur.

Sadly we didn't have enough time to see the full exhibition in the gardens but from what I've seen online since I came home, it is most certainly worth a visit if you're in the Versailles neck of the woods over the summer.

1 comment:

rolina said...

Cooool! Reminds me of a rack of lamb!