Framing the Sun King
With one of his monumental steel sculptures, Bernar Venet framed the monument of King Louis XIV, the Sun King, in 2011. Decisive for the effect of the installation on the Place d'Armes in Versailles is the visual axis. From the viewer's point of view, the steel surrounds the statue. If the viewer stands directly behind the statue, the middle part of the Palace of Versailles is framed.