Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Art History: Chateau de Chambord

Isn't architecture amazing? The past few weeks I've been studying about 16th Century art in Northern Europe and Spain. Last week we covered the Age of Reformation, and I was drawn to the French architecture, in particular to Domenico de Cortona's Chateau de Chambbord (Chambord, France, begun 1519).

Reflecting more peaceful times, chateaux designs were developed from old castles, were usually built near forests for use as hunting lodges, and served as country homes for royalty. Gee, ya think? :-)

photo credits: Thom Shelton and photo.net (keyword: France)

Love to see a modern realtor mock up a sale flyer for this property!

More photos HERE.


Beholden-To-Nature (Kenna) said...

Ha! An adequate "country home" indeed. Europe does have some of the most *amazing* architecture!

The Empty Envelope said...

Beautiful! I could look at lovely architecture all day. Thanks:).

leah said...

when i traveled to abroad it seemed buildings fascinated me more than anything. i could not get enough. i think i have a door and window in every shade of the rainbow. and castles of every towering height.

Char said...

I can't even imagine - so beautiful

Edith said...

I have been to this place! many years ago. I will try to find my pictures to show you. :)

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