“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 […]
18 posts by Ludovic Rousset:
We have inevitably all seen it and grown familiar with its brilliance: American Brilliant Period cut glass. Whether it is adorning a well-laid table at a holiday meal or gracing the shelves of a curio cabinet, American cut glass has remained one of the most luxurious and elegant pieces for the dining table.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]