Thursday, August 12, 2010

Civilized Garden

Even after more than 300 years since its conception, one can only admire the composed grand vista offered by the "backyard" of the Palais de Versailles.
At the time when it was designed and created, the immensity of the project was supposed to underscore the control that humankind held over nature and how harnessing wild forest into symmetry and order reflected the power of king and government. Seen under the vastness of a hot summer sky, however, it shows that nature still prevails.

Les Jardins de Versailles I   oil on panel   8" X 10"   Chris De Dier
available from the artist. US$225.00 + $20.00 s/h

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