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Art and Architecture of Versailles

Art and Architecture of Versailles

Author: Aleisha Olson
This lesson will explore the architecture and landscaping at Versailles.
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This lesson discusses the historical importance of the Palace of Versailles and the implications of the art and architecture of Louis XIV of France.

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Terms to Know

Sun King

Louis XIV or Louis the Great; the longest reigning king of France.


An open building used for shelter, it can be separate or attached; in architecture, a projecting element of a façade suggesting a tower.



Image of Hyacinthe Rigaud, Louix XIV, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Louis_XIV_of_France.jpg; Image of Perrault, Le Vau, and Le Brun, East Façade of the Louvre, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:3888ParigiLouvre.JPG; Image of A. Leconte and L. Guilmin, Plan of Versailles, PD-old-auto-1923, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:1920s_Leconte_Map_of_Paris_w-Monuments_and_Map_of_Versailles_-_Geographicus_-_ParisVersailles-leconte-1920s_-_2.jpg; Image of Pierre Patel, Bird’s Eye View of the Château and Gardens of Versailles, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Chateau_de_Versailles_1668_Pierre_Patel.jpg; Image of Hall of Mirrors, Versailles, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Chateau_Versailles_Galerie_des_Glaces.jpg; Image of Jules Hardouin Mansart, Royal Chapel, Versailles, Creative Commons via DAVID ILIFF, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Versailles_Chapel_-_July_2006_edit.jpg; Image of François Girardon and Thomas Regnaudin, Apollo Attended to by the Nymphs, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Le_chateau_de_versailles_le_jardin_94.JPG;