Painting With The Girls 53
February 22, 2016
Day 53 (313 days to go)
The collage of "caged birds" came out of a encyclopedia from 1910. I have been cutting many interesting pieces out of the 16 volumes encyclopedia. I bought it at E-bay specially for that purpose.
In a plot to weaken the nobility King Louis XIV, build a Palace 11 miles away from Paris and forced 5000 of his most defiant noble families to live with him in Versailles, preventing them of brewing revolutions behind his back.
Louis Le Vau and Jules Hardouin-Mansart were the architects. The extravagant palace was designed to be a symbol of the King, who viewed himself as a representative of god on Earth, and named himself “Sun King”.