Monday, May 1, 2023

Set Designs for 'Chevalier'

Kelvin Harrison Jr as Joseph Boulogne and Lucy Boynton as Marie-Antoinette

 I must say the sets look incredible. From Elle Decor:

The swaggering figure and the film’s hero is Joseph Bologne, aka Chevalier de Saint-Georges, a man who is today remembered as the “Black Mozart,” and more than worthy of remembrance in his own right. Bologne—born enslaved on a plantation in Guadeloupe in 1745—came to epitomize the 18th-century Black excellence. Not only was he exceptionally prodigious in music (at one point he was considered for the role of director at the Paris Opera), he also excelled in math, literature, and fencing. His immense talent was paired with charming character traits designed to attract attention. In fact, he befriended Marie Antoinette, who gave him a knighthood while he was just a teenager. No surprise, amid his white French peers, he became a target both for admiration and near-lethal envy. (Read more.)


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