Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The Heaven of Delight

Salon des Glaces- Jan Fabre
This is bizarre. Did you know that the Mirror Room of the Royal Palace of Brussels has a ceiling and chandelier decorated with the wings of over a million Thai jewel beetles? Commissioned by Queen Paola, a lover of contemporary art, Jan Fabre and his team of 29 young collaborators took several months to finish the job.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I must say I find it quite beautiful, but also very decadent. I'm not one of those nuts extreme environmentalists, but there's no need to eliminate probably thousands or millions of these insects for decorative purposes. A very eccentric decision. I don't like it.

Jorge

Matterhorn said...

I wonder what Princess Esmeralda thinks of it. She is quite an environmentalist.