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The Sun Queen
Popularly known as the "Sun King," Louis XIV (1638-1715) ruled France during the second half of the 17th-century. The "Sun King" is known infamously for his revocation of the Edict of Nantes (religious toleration) and for allegedly saying, "I am the State." Not equally well-known, yet perhaps more important, Louis was the inspiration for the fictional character Dr. Frank-N-Furter from 1975 cult flick "Rocky Horror Picture Show." Shedding his regalia, dawning leather, hose, make-up, high-heels, jeweled scepter, and plenty of sassy glimmer, Louis transformed into the "Sun Queen."
Louis XIV's portrait was painted by the artist Hyacinthe Rigaud in 1701; however, only recently through modern technology has it been discovered that Rigaud painted a secret image (painted with a special glowing paint) of Louis beneath the one on the surface. This image is now presented to you as Rigaud rendered it: the "Sun Queen."
In the day he's "Sun King," at night it's all "Sun Queen."
Notes on Colors & Shirt: Natural glow ink on the "Sun Queen" and Soft Black, Gray, and White on the "Sun King." Heather Gray shirt.
that's pretty damn funny
great use of glow
I want that outfit (the first one).
totally cool, but maybe a bit bigger, or higher placement?
hahahahahahah! Your intro statement is almost as good as the design. awesome idea and hilarious execution! $5 and print
I remember looking at a picture of Louis XIV in a history book when I was a kid and thinking, "that man's got some legs."
Yes korr, it can be bigger on the shirt - I really couldn't decide about the size, but it looks great big or small.
But cha gotta make it approximately 200x bigger!
HAHA very funny and great idea! I want it larger on the shirt though :)
this is awesome, longue vie au Roi!
I don't know hoe this will be printed coz I hope those are halftones.
Yep, those are halftones.
That's hilarious and brilliantly silly. Much, much larger on shirt please?
i like his anklet. $5
I mean it's a good idea, but that's and EXACT copy of Rigaud's Painting. I'd like to see it changed up a little bit more.
Thanks Martiandrivein, I thought I drew it well. You are looking at four freehand drawings of Louis XIV - a closer view would show that.
ok, that made me laugh
I am so glad I didn't try to score that in 2 seconds. I really am.
Wait up. Wouldn't he become "the moon queen" at night?
$5 for history.
haha, this is weird and great
Great concept, just not feeling the the picture.
funny concept and great execution
This is one of the best uses of glow ink I've seen yet. Where were you for the Hot Chip contest??
gaah, i remember the whole section on the sun king.
this makes it seem much more lively. :)
print is too small though. :(
i need that! hahaha
real funny stuff 5$
Great idea - really funny! 5
Awesome. Would totally wear this, assuming it would work.
Here is a link to see larger placement and other high res images of the detail in this design.
Sorry, here it is:
Check out my profile to see more high res images from Flickr.
In a hurry and didn't make it active.
Larger Placement and High Res images of the Sun Queen
Great, and well done!
I'd like it a lot bigger.
See my Flickr pics of a larger placement.
Go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/29326014@N05/
For high res pics, go here
Yea, make it big on the shirt.
Bigger placement here
best design of universe!!!
we need the tee now... so mr. threadless, you'll see