Deborah Choate

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Monet, Master of Light

February 22nd, 2016

A young Claude Monet was constantly in awe of the sea. At the young age of five, Monet and his family moved to the coastal town of Le Havre in Normandy. As a haven for any budding naturalist, the bustling town by the sea proved the perfect environment to experience the shifting patterns of weather and atmosphere. With its windy cliffs and a tranquil sea that seamlessly blended with the horizon, the Normandy coast was a dream subject for any aspiring painter. It was in this environment that Monet’s extraordinary artistic career took root.

Jeweler to the Stars: Fulco di Verdura

October 2nd, 2015

Glittering glamour. Timeless elegance. Classic couture. The art of jewelry design has long fascinated with its interwoven bond to the world’s most captivating style icons – from the Royals to the Hollywood elite. The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Fall 2015 exhibition, Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style, pays homage to this scintillating history, as […]

Music for the Soul

July 10th, 2015

It is a treasure, conjuring the purest of sentiments and eliciting the truest and deepest forms of emotion: music. Infinitely provoking and universally compelling, spanning cultures and generations, music is widely enjoyed by all who encounters it. It brings peace to the soul, light to our lives.

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 […]

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