Deficit Queen

I decided to photograph an empty frame because I thought the discussion in the reading about Marie Antoinette and the spending of the French court was extremely interesting. I thought the fact that she and her advisors worked so hard to make her more appealing to the French public was extremely interesting, especially the fact that it failed in such a major way. I thought one of the most interesting things from the reading was the fact that they disliked her so much that they took out the painting and merely left the empty frame, which they called “the Deficit Queen,” after her nickname.