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26 articles taggés "decorative arts"
Women and Versailles
Disregarded in the 20 th- century, women, both queens and kings’ mistresses, left their mark in the heart of the château. Thanks to recent research,…
The Coronavirus Disrupted This 2020 Edition – One That Featured a Wealth of Major Works, too.
The 2020 TEFAF edition will go down in history: offering both quality and quantity, it managed to save the day in an unprecedented context.
Zuber: The Art of Wallpaper
1790: the golden age of wallpaper. The Zuber factory strives to preserve a heritage that it brings to life through its collection of 150,000 printing…
Pierre Legrain: A Dada Designer?
Africanist-Cubist, Modern or Art Deco? Laurence Salmon's monograph, published by Norma, provides a chance to examine this free-spirited creator with…
The Villa Majorelle: Totally Art Nouveau
The amazing Villa Majorelle in Nancy stands at the crossroads between the arts and industry. Restored and refurnished, it is now open to the public.…
H is for Hardstone
Pliny the Elder attributed its invention to the Greeks. Fifteen hundred years later, the popularity of hardstone marquetry extends beyond architecture…
Treasure of an Italian Collector
In the Ile Saint-Louis apartment of this Venetian collector, two objects evoke the turbulent history of the lagoon city, while the Dutch lifestyle…
The Decorative Arts According to Majorelle, Arman and Van der Meeren
Formal approaches contrasted on the Côte d'Opale, like the quirky, musical world of the iconoclastic sculptor and the nature-inspired environment of…
D as in Damascene
This technique of decorating metal with inlaid copper , gold o r silver reached its height in the East before catching on in Europe. Damascene is still…
S as in Sulphide
Sulphide paperweights quietly appeared in the second half of the 19th century, but did not ignite the spirits of collectors until a century later.…
Spotlight on Line Vautrin
This “Sun King” mirror confirms the popularity of a designer who gave her works poetic names.
C is for Coral
Coral, the jewel of the Mediterranean, travelled the same path as the Spice Route in ancient times. Precious and coveted as far afield as Asia, it…
C for Cordovan (Gilt Leather)
Cordovan or cordwain ("from Cordoba"), also called gilt leather, was produced and used throughout Europe. A luxury technique of which few examples…
George E. Ohr: "The Mad Potter of Biloxi"
Unappreciated at the time of their creation, George E. Ohr’s “art wares” are now among the most sought-after ceramics on the global market, with their…
V for Vermeil
While all that glitters is not gold, vermeil is probably the material that creates the most convincing illusion. Now inseparable from decorative tableware,…
Tanguy and Royère: A Winning Duo
Yves Tanguy and Jean Royère, each stars in their own field, lit up the bidding with their organic forms.
The Hidden Treasures of the Banque de France
The vagaries of history enabled the bank to build up a remarkable collection of art works, presented in the reception rooms of the Hôtel de Toulouse…
The Carp, the Lioness and the Chicory: From Lalanne to Majorelle
Largely devoted to 20 th -century decorative arts, the Chantilly sale featured pieces by Lalanne, Guyot and Majorelle based on nature and animals.…
François-Xavier Lalanne’s Happy-Go-Lucky Duck
François-Xavier Lalanne’s oversized Grand canard ( Big Duck )—an ode to playfulness, which we could use in these trying times—sprang from his whimsical…
B for Berain
Trained as an engraver, Jean Berain explored the freedom of an art form that led him to the elegant work we know. His flexible line quickly influenced…
François-Xavier Lalanne and Alberto Giacometti: Winning Bids at Drouot
At €1,963,000, the bid for this unique web-footed bird was the highest bid of the year at Drouot, yet again acclaiming the success—and talent—of François-Xavier…
The Sunny World of Marc Chagall
An auction lit up by the talents of Marc Chagall, Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann and Tamara de Lempicka
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…
Ernst Haeckel, the Zoologist Who Inspired 20th-Century Art
The 19th-century German scientist, who coined the word "ecology," is one of the heroes of Laura Bossi's exhibition "Origins of the World" at the Musée…
Napoleon's Impossible Palace
From the Tuileries to Versailles, Napoleon Bonaparte sought a palace worthy of his imperial aspirations. But he would never see his most ambitious…
Jean Royère’s Nesting Tables
Pieces by this leading designer of the 1930s to 1950s are as popular as ever.
On the Road with André Becker’s Carriage Collection
Sèvres Porcelain: An Illustrious History and Vibrant Present
Harnessing the Magical Powers of Leonora Carrington
Artsy and the Myth of Sisyphus
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