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

Exterior marble White Carrera, vein-less.  You can really see the effect of rain over the years – see the rounding of the carvings. This is a classic, super ornate ceiling.  Typical of 19th c and created under Louis Philippe. Notice the trompe l’oeil door. There’s amazing detail achieved in this 18th c, Louis XVI ornament. […]