Ludovic Rousset

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Treasures from Brazil: Paraiba Tourmalines

August 2nd, 2016

Absolutely convinced he would find treasure buried deep beneath the barren hills of Paraiba, Brazil, the legendary miner Heitor Dimas Barbosa tunneled with a dedication and fury unlike any seen before… The Games of the XXXI Olympiad are on the horizon to take place in the captivating and colorful city of Rio de Janeiro. Nestled […]

All in the Family: Napoleon Bonaparte and Napoleon III

May 31st, 2016

Today he is a household name, an outright celebrity of Western history, and an enduring icon of French culture: Napoleon Bonaparte. The gutsy, shrewd, and ambitious young general rose through the ranks of the French military, eventually seizing political power and naming himself the very first emperor of France. He was one of the greatest conquerors of modern history, expanding the French Empire and dominating European affairs in the years following the French Revolution. Undoubtedly, the history of France – and the world – would be written quite differently without Napoleon.

International Women’s Day, Martha Walter

March 7th, 2016

Joan of Arc. Anne Frank. Rosa Parks. Helen Keller. These extraordinary women are only a few from an endless list of influential, inspiring women who have changed the world for the better. Today, women contribute in ways both big and small to the social, cultural, economic and political spheres around the world. International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on these achievements and to celebrate the accomplishments of women both past and present.

The Splendor of Art Deco: Table Clocks for Him

December 16th, 2015

A table clock can be a fascinating conversation piece, or the perfect accent to any handsomely furnished room. It can attract admiration and appreciation from both the connoisseur and the layman as a work of both mechanical complexity and decorative appeal. Thus, a well-designed table clock can serve as the perfect holiday gift for anyone on your list. This holiday season, surprise your loved one with an object of timeless style – a table clock.

Mastering Nature: Monet and the Seascape

September 18th, 2015

  “I know that to paint the sea really well, you need to look at it every hour of every day in the same place so that you can understand its way in that particular spot; and that is why I am working on the same motifs over and over again, four or six times […]

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