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Ludovic Rousset


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14 posts by Ludovic Rousset:

Gems of the Gems

September 14th, 2012

I would like to invite you to experience a selection of rare, unusual, and stunningly beautiful gemstones. The stones set in these fine jewelry pieces are set apart for being not only exceptionally rare, but also exhibiting the color and presence that are the finest examples of their kind. Less well-known and yet far more […]

The Cullinan Diamond and Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee

June 27th, 2012

Queen Elizabeth II in Coronation Robes, Image from V & A Collection 2012 is an extraordinary year, not the least for the international celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. In honor of the occasion, an exhibition will be on view at Buckingham Palace that showcases the entire Royal Collection and will include an unprecedented […]

Un peu de joie de vivre!

May 22nd, 2012

This fantastic painting by French painter Jean Beraud depicts a woman in prayer. Jean Beraud is typically categorized as a Belle Epoque painter. Though the theme and lighting of this painting are grave, Beraud injects a sense of playfulness with the woman’s stance and expression. As the light enters from the upper right corner of […]

When the Light Hits the Water

April 20th, 2012

Water. In most of our day to day lives, we take it for granted. We might consume it daily, but most people seldom have the opportunity to gaze upon in its natural state. For the French Impressionists, water became an integral part in expressing their new artistic vision. Celebrated artist Claude Monet particularly valued the […]

The Bureau Mazarin

March 26th, 2012

Today, I have the pleasure to introduce you a very early example of a French desk, the “bureau Mazarin.” This desk was named after the Cardinal Mazarin, regent of France from 1642 to 1661. It was, in fact, originally created 10 years later. Mazarin did hire Pierre Gole to create two grand cabinets to donate […]

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