11 February 2010

The Louvre 1 of many

The Lourve is far far too big for one post, and I took too many pictures to possibly load up. So I am going to split it into lots of tiny posts through out my trip. As an overal, The Louve is massive, and my feet were very soar after 7 hours of active walking around. I found that the gallerys dispalying the art were often art themselfs in their design and layout. The map is confusing, but the crowds were not bad at all, so go in Feb.

Because it was Mom's birthday this week the picture for the day is an odd one. Not one you would expect to see starting the Louve series! These Chairs are masterfuly upulstered. They are from the appartments of Napeloen B the 1st . The yellow fabric on the back of the chair is all one peice. The swag at the top is made by lots and lots of tiny tucks holding it in place but it is not an additional peice of fabric over the top, its all the same. And it lays so softly. The bottoms of the Chairs have a delecate little skirting adding a bit of grace and grandure to the chair. More than that there was a whole row of Chairs. Squeeee!
And to go with the whole row of lovley Chairs today I think I will throw in a gold, and cut glass Vanity table. Also found in Napolians apartments, it was stunning and lovely but I would be concerned sitting in a Chair with glass legs. However these items caught my eye and made me think of my mom. The one who taught me to sit like a lady, wear makeup like a lady, and appriciate when your being well kept.

Lots of Love to every one.


Aric Clark said...

Yeah. Napoleon was a hypocrite.

Eddie Louise said...

Wow! That yellow silk looks butter soft. And the vanity - amazing the glass legs look so cool. Can you imagine what fun it was to be an artisan in the reformation period in France?!?!? Everywhere else they eschewed all decoration in clothing and in furnishings but in France you got to make things with exquisite fabrics and outlandish amounts of decoration. Gotta love it!

Chip Michael said...

The upholstery is amazing! Such detail. Napoleon may have been a hypocrite, but there is something to be said for that sort of artistry in an everyday object.