Hope you are having a happy Saturday – or as happy as it can be with this awful weather! I’m making the best of it studying my French.
I just discovered this amazing art project Google came up with called just that, Art Project. From the convenience of your home, you can go inside some of the world’s most famous museums and galleries, allowing you to explore and appreciate paintings and all works of art from around the world. Some of the artwork has been photographed in great detail allowing you to get closer than you would be allowed to if you were in the museums and galleries themselves.
Of course I looked throughThe Palace of Versailles, and it’s difficult to describe the beauty of these paintings. A few of my favorites are The Coronation of the Emperor and Empress – you can see the details of all the faces. I found one pair of eyes that is not looking at the crown – see if you can. My other favorite is the painting of a young Bonaparte Crossing the Grand Saint-Bernard Pass – the vibrant colors, his commanding gaze, the beautiful horse and of course, the man in uniform – who doesn’t love that!
I’d rather be strolling through the galleries in person, but hey…this is the next best thing! Thank you Google!
Je vous souhaite à tous un bon weekend, malgré ce temps de chien !!! (I wish you all a good weekend, despite this “dog weather” (French expression=very bad weather)).