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Bertrand Gautier: An Appetite for Risk
Talabardon & Gautier Gallery, a founding member of Fine Arts Paris, is known for its famous discoveries due to the work of passionate, even jubilant…
Gustave Doré: A Feeling for Nature
In this landscape, the artist uses light to pluck the sensitive chord of the forest.
A Record for Rémillieux's Bouquet
Typical of the famous "Fleur Lyonnaise"school, this spring bouquet by Pierre Étienne Rémillieux was given a rapturous reception in Lyon.
Géricault’s Star is on the Rise
Disparaged during his lifetime and mourned after his death, Géricault still haunts auction houses.
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Stories in a Bottle
Perfume bottles recount a wealth of many-hued stories. Here are a few of them.
In 1854, Louis Vuitton opened his first store at 4 Rue Neuve-des-Capucines, in Paris. Since then, its success has never wavered and every appearance…
Old Masters drawings, from Crabeth to Oudry
Entitled "L'Esprit créateur", this auction based on "The Creative Spirit" was held in two parts because of the circumstances: one live, the other as…
The Pannotype: Star of the Photography Galaxy
Often confused with the ambrotype, this collodion process on fabric or leather emerged in the middle of the 19 th century. However, it is still not…
When Doré’s Pencil Meets Shakespeare’s Text
If one painter epitomizes the spirit of Romanticism, it is Gustave Doré. He could not help but illustrate the tale of Macbeth, a medieval chronicle…
Turner: Paintings and Watercolours from the Tate
"These are celestial and fluvial feasts of a sublime nature, which has been divested of its outer shell and rendered completely fluid by a great poet,"…
A Triumphant Promenade in the Paris Region for Carmontelle
Two days of sales with some remarkable and varied lots, like a commode in highly exotic wood, a monumental fountain and a famous "transparent"…
Artists' Visions: Picasso and Montézin
Picasso and Montézin reveal two facets of art at the turn of the 20 th century
Renoir and the Sea
A small painting by Renoir depicting a timeless Mediterranean, once owned by Vollard, charmed beyond expectations.
"D" as in Degas
An icon of modern art, presented in an authorised reduced-scale model, was poised to seduce bidders.
Tissot: Beneath the Veneer of Appearances
Seductive but slick, are James Tissot's paintings more complex than they seem? This is what the Musée d'Orsay exhibition intends to demonstrate.
Deeply Inspired Objects from Sèvres to Hadrian
A Sèvres Chinese service and the profile of Emperor Hadrian sculpted in the 17 th century both put on fine performances.
The Black Suns of Odilon Redon
A sale of prints enlivened with strange, dark, fantastical creatures.
Upside Down. The Underside of History at the Musée de Valangin
A royal walloping awaits our ignorance regarding underwear at the Musée de Valangin. The medieval castle overlooking one of Switzerland's most beautiful…
Aivazovsky's Calm Strength Rewarded
The work of one of the most famous Romantic Russian painters was now within reach in Saint-Malo. Its radiant beauty inspired a fierce bidding battle.…
Les Oeuvres Choisies – An Exhibition Not to Be Missed
The latest collegial exhibition at the Hôtel Drouot tempts with its birds-eye view of some of the most captivating highlights of the coming auction season.…
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Chatelaines: Keys to Success
A chatelaine is a handy object made of finely worked gold wire, relying on its beauty to appeal.
Pierre Rosenberg the Collector
The collections of the leading art historian, which he recently donated to the Hauts-de-Seine département for the future Musée du Grand Siècle in Saint-Cloud,…
Felix Ziem and the Gardens of the Venetian Lagoon
This first sale of the year, focused on 19 th -century landscapes, saw a fine performance from a highly romantic composition by the specialist in maritime…
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The 19th Century: A Hundred Years of Jewelry
Luxury, exoticism and references to the past marked 19 th -century jewelry.
Turpin de Crissé’s Dream of Antiquity
This pictorial testament by the neoclassical painter takes us on a wonderful journey back in time. The sweeping panorama attests to his virtuosity…
A Record for Édouard Charlemont
Endowed with an attractive history, this painting by the Austrian painter broke the world record for a work by the artist.
Fantin-Latour, in All Simplicity
This finely observed, delicately painted still life attests to the painter’s subtlety.
Spotlight on the Imagination of Neo-18th-century Furniture
For all admirers of late 19 th century virtuoso cabinetmaking, this Brest auction was a marvelous moment, with pieces illustrating the art of Linke,…
Degas’ Correspondence: An Artist More Complex Than He Seems
The publication of the artist’s complete correspondence sheds light on the depth of his friendships and a personality more sensitive than his reputation…
French Painter Gabriel Ferrier’s Invincible Hope
This cryptic work by Gabriel Ferrier (1847-1914) opened a breach in traditional academicism.
Philippe Costamagna: Napoleon's World of Art
The Director of the Fesch Palace Museum, curator of Ajaccio’s museums and authority on 16th-century Italian painting has written a fascinating book…
B for Bottle
Among all the existing containers, the cylindrical shape with its broad shoulders is the most recognizable. However, the history of the wine bottle…
Pierre Soulages Soars, with Corot and Buffet Following Right Behind
A powerfully balanced black and blue painting by the contemporary master largely lived up to its promise, followed by works by Bernard Buffet, Robert…
In the Wake of Exotic Fish
A world tour with naval officer Duperrey and other seafarers who wrote travel books.
Pizarro and Incas Emperors United in a Gallery of Portraits
By linking the Inca emperors with Pizarro, these twelve paintings provide rare evidence of historical syncretism shortly before Peru gained its independence.…
Pavel Ovchinnikov's Tea Box for a Tsar
Russian goldsmith Pavel Ovchinnikov stood out alongside glassmaker René Lalique.
A Mysterious French School Violinist
A fine score for an early 19th-century musician.
The Flandrin Brothers: An Exhilarating Exhibition at Lyon's Musée des Beaux-Arts
For its reopening, the Lyon Musée des Beaux-Arts is staging an exhibition full of discoveries and surprises: a unique opportunity to explore the collaborative…
A World Record for Landscape Painter Luigi Loir
Under the brush of Luigi Loir, Paris becomes a seaport and delivers an original version of the famous "Maman les p'tits bateaux" nursery rhyme.
Pierre-Paul Prud'hon’s Unfulfilled Dream of Love
French artist Pierre-Paul Prud'hon’s study of an unattainable love offers a fresh promise of happiness that will not get away this time.
M for Marbling
In the 12 th century, the Japanese art of "ink floating on water" met with considerable success. Then, after conquering the East and Turkey as the…
Photography: Gustave Le Gray Versus Eugène Le Dien
This small treasure trove of photographs by leading exponents of the mid-19 th century was recently discovered in a property in Touraine.
The Becker Collection’s Fancy Horse-Drawn Carriages
Industrialist André Becker’s horse-drawn vehicles have left his carriage house for new destinations.
Emile Sagot: A Triumphant Return to Mont-Saint-Michel
A unique set of drawings of the archangel's mount was duly preempted, while two pieces by Pierre Jeanneret illustrated the modern designer's popularity.…
Henri Lebasque at the Seaside
Two works from the turn of the 20 th century lent a holiday air to Joigny Enchères-Joigny Estimations auction house on Sunday, August 29. Scène de…
Raden Saleh: A Dialogue Between East and West
Two cultures meet in the work of Raden Saleh, the Javanese painter who studied in Europe. This luxuriant landscape in Java also illustrates the exchanges…
Sculpture in the Spotlight at the Nicolas Bourriaud Gallery
Loyal to 19th and 20th-century sculptors, Nicolas Bourriaud is spotlighting their work in his new space on Quai Voltaire in Paris: 30-odd pieces rigorously…
A Perfect Duet: Debussy and Jacques-Emile Blanche
Painting and music were in perfect harmony when this portrait of Claude Debussy by Jacques-Émile Blanche joined the collections of the Cité de la Musique…
With a Chinese Pagoda and a Greek Painter, the Picturesque and the Historical Topped the Bill
While the model of a Chinese pagoda and mementos of the Montmorency family were keenly anticipated, a painting linked with Greek independence was a…
A Glimpse Into the Fashion of the Salons of the Second Empire
Around 1865, the Second Empire was still flourishing and balls abounded: weddings, births, public or private celebrations, any excuse is reason enough…
An Invitation to the Ball with Magnificent Evening Gowns by Worth
A wardrobe in exceptional condition takes us back to the splendors of the late 19th century, staged by the leading couturier of the time.
Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts: Beauty and Provenance
Art Basel Dives into Anti-Money Laundering Regulations
A Youthful Delacroix
The Lacquered Felines of Jean Dunand, Master of Art Deco
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