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The Grand Tour ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 08/12/2013
.... Artists made their own souvenirs, carrying back sketchbooks of studies after art objects, ancient ruins, and the Italian landscape....... The exposure to ancient art and architecture that was a key component of the Grand Tour encouraged an appreciation for the art of ancient Greece and Rome and set a standard for beauty and culture....... Both 18 th and 19 th century taste revered the art and culture of the ancients. The British, in particular, were lured to Italy by their admiration of antiquity and their desire to see firsthand... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2013 » June

...: Antique Music Boxes A Commanding Presence: The Art of William Bouguereau What Antique Beer Tankards Tell Us About Ancient Monarchs Eugene Boudin Luxurious Lighting Authors Bill Rau Daniele Gair Danielle Halikias Deborah Choate James Gillis......to create a sense of depth and dimensionality in the final work. Depicting an onyx vase with tulips, roses, daffodils, magnolia and other flowers, these panels are among the finest examples of this ancient art we have seen......In » Create Account Shopping Bag 1-888-711-8084 Antiques Furniture Silver Clocks Porcelain Glass Canes Objets d'Art Lighting Music Boxes Scientific... Read More »