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  • >Erté and the Art Deco style

    October 29th, 2010 · 11:15 am  →  Blog

    > In the early 20th century Art Nouveau gave way to Art Deco. The shift in style and design was heavily influenced by a Russian-born, French artist and designer known as Erté. Born Romain de Tirtoff in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1892, he chose to be known under the pseudonym Erté; how the French pronouncedRead the Rest…

    >From Miniature to Micro: Louis Rosenthal and Willard Wigan

    October 26th, 2010 · 9:06 am  →  Blog

    > Louis Rosenthal was a master sculptor in the early 20th century. His miniature bronze sculptures received international acclaim for being no more than an inch in height. Even the Royal Society of Miniature Painters changed their name in 1923 to the Royal Society of Miniature Painters & Sculptors solely to allow in the AmericanRead the Rest…

    October 15th, 2010 · 9:40 am  →  Blog

    The Domestic Interior–Roman Painting, Rococo, and Matisse Since the beginning of human existence, people have required shelter. This fact has not changed, though the way people choose to adorn their domestic surroundings certainly has. Decorating one’s home to reflect personal interests, for the purpose of entertaining or doing business, or to display wealth and powerRead the Rest…

    An Introspective look at Artist Werner Drewes

    October 11th, 2010 · 9:28 am  →  Blog

    Werner Drewes was born on July 27, 1899 in Germany. During his youth, he attended the Bauhaus, a German art institution famous for its approach to design. Drewes studied alongside famed artists Klee and Kandinsky. He completed his time at the Bauhaus in 1929 and emigrated to the United States in 1930. The years ofRead the Rest…

    October 4th, 2010 · 9:24 am  →  Blog

    The Impressionists were painters of light. While the modern movement originated in France with the famous plein-air (outdoor) painters such as Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, in America the movement resonated with the country’s budding patriotism and pride in the late 19th century. At a time when the promise of western expansion was igniting theRead the Rest…