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Welcome! Thank you for visiting my weblog. I am Irene, Elisabeth Pouw, a Dutch fashion- and interiorblogger. As blogger I am connecting my readers with beauty, style, quality, craftsmanship and harmony in colors for interior / design / architecture, haute couture, photography, art, antiques etc. I love decorating & bringing beauty and harmony into interiors. I created this blog to share my passion for decorating as well as the many other things which inspire me. From time to time I am also highlighting certain interior designers, decorators, architects, stylists, photographers etc. I hope you enjoy your visit. Feel free to give a comment on my blogs. I will react back as soon as possible. Best regards, Irene Pouw from Holland.

17 maart 2012

Royal Palace Brussels - High Art Ceiling


Stunning material used in Brussels, love this beautiful and creative project! What ever on earth could that glowing green ceiling material be? The yarn born of some rare glow-in-the-dark silkworm, an ancient secret paint mixture or rare geological element taken from nature. Applied delicately to the unreachable top surface of some antique castle living room? This question echoes in the mind of perplexed visitors to this overly luxurious and ornate room filled with all of the trappings of classic art and high society.




As KBA illustrates with unfolding images from the Flemish artist Jon Fabre, it is none of the above. Instead, this lusciously decorated and otherwise-antique interior is now swarming with 1.5 million …. dead beetles! This incredible ceiling art - known as "Heaven Of Delight" - can be found at the Royal Palace in Brussels.




The so-called “Jewel Beetle” is famous for its unique shine and deep green hue, making it the perfect macabre choice for an artist who has worked in everything from more typical materials to various bodily fluids – unconventional choices placed in galleries, mansions and other high-art settings.




It took the artist months and dozens of assistants to glue each and every beetle in place, one can just imagine people passing through the space, seeing the amazing ornate furnishings and fixtures. Simply assuming that such a classic high-end ceiling must be inlaid with rare rocks or precious gems. Surprise!

Source: Dornob/High Art Ceiling

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