Ludovic Rousset


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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 […]

The Ultimate Example of Prodigious Architectural Marquetry

November 8th, 2011

Our collection is so extensive that it can, at times, be overwhelming to try to be knowledgeable about every piece. Today, I would like to tell you about an unforgettable treasure of the neoclassical period in France: a Secrétaire by André Louis Gilbert. While Louis XV’s taste is remembered as Rococo, Louis XVI preferred a […]

From Museo de Arte Moderno to M.S. Rau Antiques: a landscape by Corot

October 27th, 2011

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot is always considered a genius amongst 19th century art historians. As the father of the Barbizon School, his images are praised for their elegant atmospheric qualities and gentle brushstrokes. Furthermore, his work is credited as a major influence on the later Impressionist movement. One of the most compelling aspects of L’entrée du Chemin […]

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