Deborah Choate


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Everlasting Elegance: Goldscheider Ceramics

March 13th, 2015

Goldscheider ceramics, an Austrian ceramic manufacturing company founded in 1885, grew to become one of the most leading manufacturers of bronze, terracotta, and faience objects. Led under the astute direction of Friedrich Goldscheider, this company successfully opened subsidiary manufacturing locations in Paris and Florence. It became a dominant fixture in the prolific production of porcelain products and created a magnificent name for itself in the realm of highly respected decorative arts. To own a Goldscheider piece was a glorious treasure: a symbol of high wealth and status.

An Invitation to a Masterpiece – Picasso

November 20th, 2014

Artist, Creator, Poet…Pablo Picasso, an artist known to almost every ear, rests as one of the most prolific and well-known artists, individuals, and influencers in the history of art. Mainly working in the abstract and cubism fields, this 20th century Spanish artist created paintings, ceramics, prints, drawings, and various writings. He is known as a […]

At Your Leisure, Madame – With Berthe Morisot

July 29th, 2014

Natural, contemporary, spectacular, and radical. The amount of new artistic talent and influence of 19th Century French Impressionism is nearly indescribable, almost unbelievable. Breaking from religious and static scenes, French impressionists sought to capture the unaffected, ephemeral, fleeting effects of Parisian bourgeoisie leisure life. These artists broke from academic practice and from tradition of exhibiting […]

Serpents & the Sea

November 15th, 2013

Bursting with the boundless power of Mother Nature, the ocean has been the subject of some of the most evocative pieces in art history.  In considering that economies and lives have been made and ended on the ocean it is easy to understand the fascination it holds, besides its purely aesthetic value.  This role of […]

The Incredible Spherical Puzzle

August 6th, 2013

If you were to hear the word “puzzle,” the first thing that would probably come to mind would be the countless jigsaw puzzles that you solved throughout your childhood. Puzzles; however, come in many shapes and sizes and serve various purposes aside from entertainment. One characteristic that all puzzles share is a unique quality of […]

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