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  • 300gsm card with a satin finish
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The Grand Foyer of Palais Garnier (Opera House), Paris, France
Canon EOS 500D

Featured in A World of EOS on 10-03-2014
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The Grand Foyer is 154m long, 13m wide and 18m high. To decorate it, Garnier summoned the painter Paul Baudry (1828-1886) from Rome, where he was painting copies of the Sistine Chapel. This huge space in antique gold tones is near the dress circle on the opera house’s noblest floor. It was a place where people could rest, stroll and chat.
At either end of the Grand Foyer, visitors can admire two monumental fireplaces featuring caryatides by Charles Cordier and Albert Carrier-Belleuse, each surmounted by a large Sèvres vase by Joseph Chéret. Baudry, a winner of the Grand Prix de Rome and friend of Garnier, painted the fresco on the vault. An allegory of Music framed by two ovals, one featuring Comedy and the other Tragedy, is in the centre. Allegorical figures depicting music, dance and Biblical stories grace the ceiling as well. The entire fresco was completed in 1874.(http://visitepalaisgarnier.fr/)

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