February 22, 2016

Painting With The Girls 53

February 22, 2016

Day 53 (313 days to go)

Birds Collage 2

Postcard watercolor, collage 5X7 Matted

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.

VERSALLES PALACE

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”.

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