Claude Monet

Claude Monet: Founding Father of Impressionism

Claude Monet – it is a name that has become nearly synonymous with the term “impressionism”. One of the world’s most celebrated and well-known painters, it was his work, Impressionism, Sunrise, that gave a name to that first distinctly modern art movement, Impressionism. As the pivotal… Read More »

Willem de Kooning: Abstract Expressionist

At the crossroads of figuration and abstraction stands the oeuvre of Willem de Kooning. Renowned as a founding member of Abstract Expressionism, his distinctive style is unique for his commitment to the figurative. His canvases reflect the unpredictable experience of life, filtered through… Read More »
Painting by William Bouguereau

Collecting 19th Century Art

Chances are good that the wonderful landscape your parents bought 30 years ago to hang over the mantel wasn't purchased as an investment. Chances are even better that this same painting, if painted by a 19th-century artist of even reasonable note, has greatly increased in value. Prior… Read More »
William Bouguereau

William Bouguereau

Considered the finest of the French academic painters, William Adolphe Bouguereau's works are among the most renowned artworks of the 19th-century. Deeply influenced by the classical tradition, Bouguereau is immediately recognized for his amazing portraits idealizing the human figure. A… Read More »
Pierre Auguste Renoir

Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Brushstrokes of a Genius

Rembrandt, da Vinci, Picasso, Renoir...The difference between artistic talent and artistic genius can often be assessed in a single brushstroke. Without question, Pierre-Auguste Renoir stands at the forefront of history's most recognized and acclaimed artists - a true artistic genius,… Read More »
La Baie de Sainte Brélade, Jersey by Théo van Rysselberghe

Record-Shattering 2010 Auction Sales Bode Well For Art Market

"Politicians anxiously trying to find out just how serious the current economic difficulties are might like to take a look at the art market...The numbers can leave no one in doubt about the buyer's readiness to part with cash." - Souren Melikian, "What's in a Name? At Art… Read More »
Sir Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Churchill

"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope." —Sir Winston ChurchillIf ever any one individual could define an era, could embody the thoughts and feelings of an entire nation, one of the strongest… Read More »