Das Schloss als Zeichen des Aufstiegs
Die Ausstattung von Vaux-le-Vicomte im Kontext repräsentativer Strategien des neuen Adels im französischen 17. JahrhundertHöfische Kultur interdisziplinär (HKI) – Schriften und Materialien des Rudolstädter Arbeitskreises zur Residenzkultur
Louis XIV's absolutist rule, which began in 1661, was preceded by a period of intensive building activity of ascended state and financial elites in France. Among the most important of these estates, which were mostly located in the Parisian countryside, was the château of Vaux-le-Vicomte (built for Nicolas Fouquet), which serves as a case study for the interaction between social mobility and art. This volume focuses on the decoration of the château and garden, created under the direction of Charles Le Brun between 1657 and 1661, and places it in the context of comparable decoration projects of the time.
Marion Müller is a research associate at the “Research Centre for Manors in the Baltic Sea Region” at the University of Greifswald. Previously, she was employed in the research project ARCHITRAVE (architrave.eu) at Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte in Paris. Her research areas include political iconography, Franco-German cultural transfer and residence research in the 17th and 18th centuries.