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A youthful nod to depiction, history, fable, and wrapped with beauty, featuring Marie Antoinette’s bust by one of the most famed and oldest candle makers in the world.

A youthful nod to depiction, history, fable, and wrapped with beauty, featuring Marie Antoinette’s bust by one of the most famed and oldest candle makers in the world.

 

A fascinating and impressionistic portrait of an early onset struggle between a rosy-cheeked, wide-eyed girl and the immense, devouring, and dominating power she is placed into at a very young, and inopportune time of life. She is so often seen and considered the height of hubris, and yet, all the while embodying a childish charm, even sensitivity, that in some ways can be found irresistible. 

Certainly a favourite reflection on such a character has been Sofia Coppola’s film, Marie Antoinette, in which Kirsten Dunst plays Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France. Of course, in and amongst the incredible turmoil and political outrage, one iconic phrase that has been discussed at length and yet remains somewhat mysterious is Antoinette’s mumblings, “let them eat cake.” Surely she can been seen as one of the most controversial women in history, but Antoinette’s tale is one of a remarkable nature. And what often remains golden in memory years later, in addition to the impending calamity, is her outright affinity for luxurious things—be it exuberant jewelry, sky high wigs, and a seemingly endless supply of decadent cakes. 

And here, a visual story—a youthful nod to depiction, history, fable, and wrapped with beauty, featuring Marie Antoinette’s bust by one of the most famed and oldest candle makers in the world, Cire Trudon. Available at gravitypope

The Tumblr feed of contemporary art come to life.

The Tumblr feed of contemporary art come to life.