"Sèvres was a popular factory for the commission and production of royal and diplomatic gifts, as well as for direct purchases by royal families and the aristocracy. Marie Antoinette was an early supporter, ordering vase garnitures, teawares and dinner-services. In 1782 Louis-Philippe de Bourbon, duc de Chartes, ordered an elaborate bleu celeste service for the … Continue reading WHAT IS SÈVRES PORCELAIN?
Attending art events can be daunting for the newbie. There are rules to follow. Conversations to be had. And while doing all that, you are supposed to display a certain amount of savoir-vivre. For some, it can be a bit too much. So, for the newbie, we recommend you start out slow. Learn the basics. … Continue reading ETIQUETTE: TOP 3 RULES FOR ATTENDING ART EVENTS
Oriental carpets are carpets (also known as rugs) that are produced in the Orient. Geographically, oriental rugs are made in an area referred to as the “Rug Belt”, which stretches from Morocco across North Africa, the Middle East, and into Central Asia and northern India. It includes countries like China, Tibet, Turkey, Iran, the Maghreb … Continue reading THE PERSIAN CARPET
Can you name 5 female artists whose work you admire? The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) was founded to reform traditional histories of art. It is dedicated to discovering and making known women artists who have been overlooked or unacknowledged, and assuring the place of women in contemporary art. And it is … Continue reading SMALL ART MUSEUMS: NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS
Romanticism was an artistic movement that spanned many years - from the late 1700s to the mid 1800s. Some would even argue that the movement ended in the 1900s. It's difficult to pinpoint when exactly Romanticism began and ended because of its massive spread throughout Europe and America, spanning various genres - art, literature, music, … Continue reading TOP 22 ROMANTICISM PAINTINGS