Recreate works from the Palace of Versailles collections at home.
Take the challenge! Put yourself in the picture and recreate an artwork by:
1. Browsing the Palace of Versailles collections online to find a work..
2. Recreating that work at home with whatever materials and props are available.
3. Sharing the original work alongside your recreation, with comments.
Have fun! #VersaillesChezVous #CultureChezNous
guess the seasons, imitate the statues
The marble statues in the photos above decorate the gardens of Versailles and are all part of the Great Commission of 1674. Each one represents a season; can you identify which one is which?
Winter, sculpted by François Girardon, clad in a heavy coat,
Spring, by Laurent Magnier, wearing a floral crown,
Summer, by Pierre Hutinot, carrying a wheatsheaf,
Autumn, also known as Bacchus, by Thomas Regnaudin, with a goblet and grapes.
Now, it’s your turn! Get your children to choose one of the statues and find out all about it, before gathering together the necessary accessories and striking a pose in imitation, then bringing it to life as part of a family skit.
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