Versailles, Salon de la Guerre

Paul Minter | Oil on Canvas | 39 x 39 inches

“The salon de la paix at Versailles looking into the Gallerie des glace. One of the most impressive rooms in the world.

I painted this as an antidote to the gloominess of the covid19 lockdown.” Paul

Paul’s paintings of historic houses bring to life the colour and grandeur of times past.

“These interiors inspired me to take up a career in designing costumes for film and television productions, to collect Sevres porcelain, and to live surrounded by beautiful things.” Paul

From a distance the paintings seem almost photographic but as you get closer the true magic is revealed as the mass of details evaporate into painter’s alchemy.  As in the theatre sets of the past, everything is merely suggested.

“Each picture is poised to add a touch of splendour and magic to any contemporary home, a window to- for most of us – another world”.  OX Magazine  April ‘21

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