Deborah Choate

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Bouguereau and the Impressionists

December 13th, 2012

The holidays are in full swing here in the French Quarter, and that means decorations, parades and parties! It is also a special time here at the gallery as we recently opened our very first exhibition Impressionism: Influences & Impact. Showcased are impressionist masters like Claude Monet, Alfred Sissley and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, along with artists […]

Wearable Art at M.S. Rau Antiques

September 21st, 2012

The origin of the institutions we now call museums lies in the motley 18th century collections known as “cabinets of curiosities.” Assembled by the wealthy, who could afford to travel the world on the Grand Tour and amass souvenirs along the way, these cabinets (which were actually rooms and not furniture) contained everything from exotic […]

The Classical Beauty of J.W. Godward

June 6th, 2012

A Stitch In Time, JW Godward, oil on canvas, 1917 It excites me to share with you this exquisite new painting that has just arrived in the gallery entitled, A Stitch In Time by J.W. Godward. Known as a Victorian Neo-classicist and “High Victorian Dreamer”, Godward often portrayed women in everyday situations, elevated by rich […]

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