Chariot of Apollo
|Name of Work||Chariot of Apollo|
|Production Location||Versailles, France|
|Current Location||Versailles, France|
|Media Types||gilded, in shallow pool, lead, with fountainworks|
aka Fountain of Apollo aka Apollo in his Chariot in the Bassin D'Apollon
Apollo in a Chariot drawn by group of horses, with ancillary characters of heralds blowing horns (Presumably heralding the arrival of Apollo) and something looking like porpoises cavorting in the water. The group is positioned to appear to be arising out of the water (they are about half way out) and this gives it an enormous power of action -- of thundering from the depths to the sky.
Elegant, physical power. The fantasy ability to fly through water and air with grace and ease.
The world has thrilling powerful men of action. There are no limits to what can be achieved.
The sculpture is in the Bassin du Char d'Apollon by Francois de Francine, who was the designer of many of the pools and fountains of Versailles.