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10/04/2019 I By Rau Staff
John Singer Sargent: American Master
John Singer Sargent is widely regarded as one of the most important painters of portraits in history. Blending academic realism, impressionism, and a fluid painterly approach inspired by Old Masters, Sargent carved out...
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A Survey of French Art: Romanticism to the Modern Age
A Survey of French Art: Romanticism to the Modern Age
With the French Revolution, however, those fixed aesthetics slowly began to expand. Political...
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Beneath the Surface: How Stone Sculpture is Made
Beneath the Surface: How Stone Sculpture is Made
“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover...
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Antique Colored Glass: History, Lore & More
Antique Colored Glass: History, Lore & More
Colored glass remains one of the most fascinating mediums in the decorative arts. It’s a craft...
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Wearable Art: Floral Jewelry
Wearable Art: Floral Jewelry
Nature has long been an inspiration to artists in the field of jewelry design. From Monet’s...
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Aromatic Artistry: Perfume Bottles Through the Ages
Aromatic Artistry: Perfume Bottles Through the Ages
Perfume, the fragrant liquid eternally linked to the ideals of elegance and luxury, has a long and...
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Decorative Canes
Decorative Canes
The decorative canes available to collectors today are those hailing primarily from the second half...
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Snake Symbolism in Jewelry & Decorative Art
Snake Symbolism in Jewelry & Decorative Art

The serpent—representative of good and evil, poison and medicine, death and rebirth—has...

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Willem de Kooning: Abstract Expressionist
Willem de Kooning: Abstract Expressionist

At the crossroads of figuration and abstraction stands the oeuvre of Willem de Kooning. Renowned...

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An American Legend: The Incredible Silver of Tiffany & Co.
An American Legend: The Incredible Silver of Tiffany & Co.
Few companies in American history bear the distinction of being synonymous with elegance, style and...
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America’s Artistic Pioneer: Louis Comfort Tiffany
America’s Artistic Pioneer: Louis Comfort Tiffany
Louis Comfort Tiffany had a discerning artistic eye, and his genius for design extended far beyond...
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The Allure of 19th-Century Parisian Furniture
The Allure of 19th-Century Parisian Furniture
Lessons from the Masters Paul Sormani and Francois Linke

Few furniture styles speak of...
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Art Glass of Emile Gallé
Art Glass of Emile Gallé

Emile Gallé is widely considered the leading artistic innovator of the Art Nouveau movement,...

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