will be in charge of the debate [SOCIAL GATHERING.]
the 04 of July, 3.00 pm,
at the Potager du Roi.
Jean Lebrun, is a french journalist. He has been a hoarse contribuor of French major after-war publications such as Combat or Esprit. You can get used to his voice every day during 4 minutes as he broadcasts live from the most listened radio of the Hexagon ; France Inter. Fascinated by after war worldly parties, he will explain us how those moments were ones of reconstruction, responsibility and faith in the world in its broader acceptation. In other words, how the world can be celebrated fully. The after world wars times are for Versailles a true resurrection. At stake during the fights, what is now called Versailles’ Revival is a period in which it regained its royal and aristocratic sparkle, as well as a newfound popularity. Versailles was rediscovered by the most prominent artists and figures of the time : the most diverse painters drew inspiration from it, from the Russian Alexandre Benois to Georges Rouault, not forgetting Gaston La Touche, Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer and Henri Le Sidaner, as well as photographers such as Eugène Atget, Edward Steichen and Man Ray. Cinema, too, from its earliest stages, became caught up in it. The Palace served as an architectural model for rulers of the new world such as Ludwig II of Bavaria Boni de Castellane, Alva Vanderbilt or other Americans. And as such, Versailles reconnected with its essence : being the place of Parties. All of this spirit falled back until being totally forgotten by the second half of the century and the emergence of a faddish and conservative Versailles.