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Re: Queen Marie Antoinette, Part II
« Reply #60 on: June 16, 2010, 09:56:38 AM »
Where is that dress now ?

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Re: Queen Marie Antoinette, Part II
« Reply #61 on: June 16, 2010, 01:30:55 PM »
Where is that dress now ?

It is in the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, and was included in the exhibition of court costume, 'Fastes de cour et ceremonies royales' in Versailles last summer.  The catalogue description did not identify it as belonging to Marie Antoinette and indeed its provenance is far from clear.  A connection with Rose Bertin was hinted at, though there is no evidence for this either.  It was originally made to cover the wide side hoops which would have been in fashion during the time Marie Antoinette was in the French Court and was subsequently altered to its present form.  All that can be stated for certain is that it was aquired by the Museum in London in 1925 from a British antiquarian.

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Re: Queen Marie Antoinette, Part II
« Reply #62 on: June 16, 2010, 04:49:33 PM »
Marie's painting by gothic fairy artist Jasmine Beckett-Griffith (aka Strangeling)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! One of her most famous works!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Re: Queen Marie Antoinette, Part II
« Reply #63 on: June 18, 2010, 03:14:02 AM »
This is an Automaton Music Box owned by Marie Antoinette and is one of the most unusual pieces I have seen...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75CXFwgslsYhttp://

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Re: Queen Marie Antoinette, Part II
« Reply #64 on: June 21, 2010, 03:32:49 PM »
I liked your modern Marie Antoinette ;-)
The queen with  a lovely gown

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Re: Queen Marie Antoinette, Part II
« Reply #65 on: October 26, 2010, 12:29:47 PM »
Ooh,I love that picture! Her gown reminds me of those worn by Princess Victoire de France and her sisters in individual paintings of the princesses.
I love this sketch of Marie, but unfortunately I can not save it. Perhaps someone has it to post so that I could? Thanks.  :)
http://www.marie-antoinette.org/ltd-portfolio/
(it's the 5th one along in the second line.)
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Re: Queen Marie Antoinette, Part II
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Re: Queen Marie Antoinette, Part II
« Reply #67 on: November 10, 2010, 02:53:18 PM »
yOU  could be right there, I read a description by  Vigee le Brun.. the gist was  that
MA  was well endowed .... check out that fab scupture in St Denis too !

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Re: Queen Marie Antoinette, Part II
« Reply #68 on: November 12, 2010, 07:28:40 PM »
Could it be ?


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Re: Queen Marie Antoinette, Part II
« Reply #69 on: November 22, 2010, 06:33:14 PM »
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Re: Queen Marie Antoinette, Part II
« Reply #71 on: August 02, 2011, 06:35:05 PM »
Just watched the first  30 mins of the Kirsten Dunst movie
she looked wrong for the part from the very start....
strange to have  rock guitar music at the beginning too !

 It all seems pretty lifeless, the actors going thru the motions just to get their paycheque.

Hollywood as usual throwing millions of dollars at the movie  to make it at least a visual feast to the eye.
 We are seeing Versailles  in  35 mill  technicolour and it does n;t disapoint.... what an amazing palace !!
Thank heavens the mob did n't get in there and put it to the torch !

I ll watch the rest  some other day..........no doubt it will all get very gory in the end !

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Re: Queen Marie Antoinette, Part II
« Reply #72 on: August 03, 2011, 12:25:25 PM »
No. The end was Marie Antoinette and her family driving away from Versailles. This movie only covers the glory days of her life.

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Re: Queen Marie Antoinette, Part II
« Reply #73 on: August 03, 2011, 01:01:44 PM »
Just watched the first  30 mins of the Kirsten Dunst movie
she looked wrong for the part from the very start....

I actually thought she looked quite good as the young Marie Antoinette.  However I don't think she had the gravitas for the older Queen.

Hope you enjoy the rest of the movie!

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Re: Queen Marie Antoinette, Part II
« Reply #74 on: August 03, 2011, 02:17:40 PM »
I've seen some of it, and I don't plan on seeing the rest! I love the costumes -- most of them! but the impression I got was that it was mostly music montage-things, and senseless talking, like this one scene I saw some of where they were watching the sunrise, or that funny game with the paper on their foreheads, and who wants to watch that? I mean, music montages can be nice, but just one or two! And ugh! most of the music! Some of it is very nice, the piano pieces, but the American accents were awful. It would have been so much nicer with French accents!  ::)
It didn't seem to have much of a plot, (remember, I haven't seen it all, so I can't really say!) but I liked the look of the movie, the pastels and gorgeous sets, costumes, hairdos and jewelry, it gave the impression of an extravagant court, and I think that was very good. But it isn't really very good at all, in fact it's probably horrible, on terms of history. I think Ms. Cupola (sp?) portrayed the lavishness of the French court at that time very well, though, and also that Marie Antoinette was really just this naive, sort of silly, fun-loving young woman who really would have done much better as a countryside countess or something.  :D
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