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Versailles Apollo Fountain

Moonik. Versailles Apollo Fountain. Digital image. Wikimedia Commons. N.p., 25 Mar. 2012. Web. 17 Nov. 2015.

How does the subject of Apollo (seen, for example, in the Apollo Fountain) at the Palace of Versailles seem a fitting choice considering the artwork's original context?


King Louis XVI chose Apollo because he is the God of knowledge.


King Louis XIV's nickname equated him with Apollo.


Fountains at Versailles used new technology to squirt water into the air.


A temple to Apollo was built on the location prior to Versailles.

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