Susan Lapene


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The Very Best of Art Deco

March 29th, 2013

I just returned from the Art Deco World Congress 2013 held in Habana, Cuba and have been thoroughly inspired to present my very favorite Art Deco pieces to you.  I want to share a range of items that came out of this movement, because the way it transformed everything from sculpture to lighting is truly […]

A Loving Rendition

January 25th, 2013

This is not the first time Renoir’s adopted daughter had her portrait painted. It’s November in 1904 and the young Jeanne, Mrs. Paul Valery, now 27 years old, receives a note from Pierre-Auguste Renoir.   “Would you care to come [to my studio] starting Tuesday morning, if there’s not too much fog?” A gentle request from […]

Little Red Riding Hood, You Sure are Looking Good…….

November 7th, 2012

As winter approaches, I can’t help but to think about being bundled up and reading a great classic.  In reflecting on childhood classics, I felt compelled to share with you an exquisitely crafted sculpture that is inspired by the well-known tale Little Red Riding Hood. This 19th  century sculpture is expertly carved from pure white […]

Tickled Pink

October 4th, 2012

Jewelry is serious business. The very best jewelry, like we have here at M.S. Rau, is endorsed by qualified gemologists and has been certified in labs. Gems are inspected and rated for physical characteristics and the source is noted – whether South Sea pearls or Golconda diamonds. There is so much sophisticated science involved in […]

The Sacred Splendor of the Master of Barberino

July 18th, 2012

Having gained entry into an elite group of Renaissance Masters by exhibiting at the Uffizi Museum, this painting is certainly an acclaim-worthy work of art. Painted by the famed Master of Barberino, Madonna and Child, depicts the title figures flanked by two apostles.  What is truly eye-catching are the lush robes draping the subjects.  Made from […]

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