Statue of Louis XIV

Jean Warin17th century

Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles
Versailles, France

The larger-than-life scale of the figure suggests the power of the king. This colossal statue calls up the antique model of the conquering hero: the image of the king, dressed an emperor, is associated with that of Hercules wearing the skin of the Nemean lion, and of Perseus carrying his shield decorated with the Medusa’s head.

Full title : Statue of Louis XIV (1638-1715)


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