Versailles Palace from a decorative painter’s eye: Faux Marble

I absolutely love the execution of this faux marble!  On this wainscot, Red and Mixed Campan form a dazzling composition.  A very assured and technical panel.   Notice the color shift from pink to burgundy – and the pink transition off the green.  Painted in the mid 19th c in oil. Green Antique breccia mantle – […]

Versailles Palace from a decorative painter’s eye: Real marble

The Palace of Versailles is a rare find when it comes to examples of real marble.  The halls, rooms, and exterior are packed with fine European and French marbles.  What is particularly exciting is the care that was taken to place certain species next to one another.  Also, the type of “cut” of marble was […]