Ludovic Rousset


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16 posts by Ludovic Rousset:

Traditional and Transformative: Japanese Meiji Period Art

March 5th, 2015

The long-lasting Japanese Meiji era, beginning in 1868 and extending most recently into 2012, characterizes some of the largest social, economic, and cultural changes in Japan. Most importantly, this period represented the change from a feudal society, into a more socially mobile and modern environment. Japanese ports were now open to external influences, bringing in an […]

At a Second Glance – Pietre Dure

November 14th, 2014

The creation of exquisite, magnificent Renaissance art involves more than just paint on canvas; its influence is perpetual and never-ending. This piece, A Game of Dice by Alfonso Montelatici, shows the use of the Pietre Dure technique. Developed from the Ancient Romans and then revived by 16th century Renaissance craftsmen, this craft involves the process […]

The Story of The Tailor Who Sat at The King’s Table

June 21st, 2014

Meissen porcelain is considered to be the first European porcelain ever to be created. Developed in the early 18th century by Johann Friedrich Böttger, this new hard-paste porcelain attracted artists and artisans from all over Europe to establish the first Staatliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Meissen GmbH, considered to be one of the most refined porcelain factories in […]

From Bolshaya Morskaya Street To The Palace

December 13th, 2013

In just looking around the gallery, I realize we have many reasons to be thankful for Tsar Alexander III.  It was under his Royal patronage that the already considerable talents of Carl Faberge flourished.  A legendary name in luxury goods, Faberge’s company is responsible for some of the most refined pieces in the gallery. In […]

The Mystery of Chiaroscuro

August 2nd, 2013

Petrus van Schendel is perhaps most famous for his nighttime market scenes which garnered substantial attention for his use of light and composition.  With their interesting contrast between light and dark, these scenes have a mysterious aura to them. The focal point of these nocturne paintings is the candle which subtly illuminates the entire scene […]

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