Louis XIV and Versailles
Lecture no. 37 from the course: A History of European Art
Taught by Professor William Kloss | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Music & Fine Art Courses
You tour the architecture and gardens of the palace at Versailles and learn how these elements reinforced Louis XIV's self image as the "Sun King." Then you study the work of Watteau to appreciate the pervading sense of nostalgia in the transition from the Baroque to the Rococo.