LE VAU, Louis
(b. 1612, Paris, d. 1670, Paris)

Interior view

Château Vaux-le-Vicomte, Maincy (Seine-et-Marne)

From the 17th century in French art, the interior decoration of a building was conceived as an extension of architectural design. This relationship assumed full force in the 18th century. The conception and decoration of interior space was the object of sustained reflection for a century and half, producing infinitely varied responses such as the Gaming Room at Vaux-le-Vicomte, where the walls are densely decorated.

The photo shows the Gaming Room in Château Vaux-le-Vicomte.

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