A first-time major exhibition dedicated to Louis XIV, the Sun King, to be shown at the Palace of Versailles October 20, 2009 to February 7, 2010. It is during the reign of Louis XIV that the practice of gold leaf gilding, most noteably water gilding, was refined to its most exquisite level. It is the period that many gilders and those who appreciate the gilding arts today refer to as the pinnacle of gilding, a place in time to aspire to.
For further reading concerning this exhibition and amazing period in both French and gilding history, visit the Chateau de Versailles website.
Upcoming Fall Traditional Water Gilding Workshop in Seattle: November 6, 7, 8, 2009. Visit www.gildingstudio.com for details and Registration.