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  • A Brief History of René Lalique and Lalique Cristal

    January 31st, 2017 · 3:35 pm  →  19th Century Art 20th Century art Art Deco Art Nouveau

    René Lalique (French, 1860-1945) was an incredibly diverse artist and craftsman as well as an astute businessman. His career began when he was apprenticed to the jeweler Louis Aucoc in Paris at the age of 16. After studying in France and England and working as a jewelry designer for several firms, Lalique eventually opened hisRead the Rest…

    SEPTEMBER 23RD- FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    Another Friday is upon us and we have so many wonderful stories to share! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. If you haven’t visited the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago‘s exhibition “Kerry James Marshall: Mastry” this is your last chance before it closesRead the Rest…

    SEPTEMBER 16TH- FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s another Friday, and you know what that means! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Have you been wondering what the Textile Department has been up to the last four years at The Art Institute of Chicago? Well this is your last chanceRead the Rest…

    THE PLASTIC GRAMMAR OF JOSÉ DE GUIMARÃES

    José Maria Fernandes Marques, known as José de Guimarães, was born in Guimarães, Portugal, in 1939. Guimarães studied engineering, obtaining his degree from the Academia Militar in Lisbon in 1965. At the same time, he independently studied the art of significant modern and historical painters, cultivating his own aesthetic based on the great works ofRead the Rest…

    SEPTEMBER 9TH- FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    We’re excited for the upcoming sunny September weekend, but first, our favorite post of week! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Roots & Culture is hosting an exhibition “Ali Aschman & Emma Robbins with Liz McCarthy” in the Yr It! Gallery and itRead the Rest…

    SEPTEMBER 2ND- FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s almost Labor Day, and though it’s sad to say goodbye to summer, we’re looking forward long weekend and the exciting energy of changing seasons. But before we head out, we hope you enjoy these recent stories! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet.Read the Rest…

    ASK MIR: PROPERLY IMAGING YOUR ARTWORK

    Dear Anthony, Thank you so much for this excellent question. In this technological age, our work is becoming more and more digital. While no photograph will ever be a comparable substitute to examining a piece of artwork in person, we frequently inspect artworks via images provided by our clients. As you can imagine, images thatRead the Rest…

    THE HISTORY AND LEGACY OF ACOMA POTTERY

    In Southwestern New Mexico, nestled atop a high sandstone mesa overlooking vast arroyos and valleys,  is the oldest inhabited community in North America — the Acoma Pueblo, also known as “sky city”.  Located approximately one hour west of Albuquerque, NM, this is where the Acoma people have lived for centuries, producing an inspiring wealth ofRead the Rest…

    AUGUST 5TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND UP

    Happy Friday! This week we’re eager to bring you more news of the art world. Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Go this weekend! The Art Institute of Chicago‘s exhibition “America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s’ draws from key piecesRead the Rest…

    JULY 29TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s Friday again and we can’t wait to see what the world has to offer this weekend!  Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. This weekend in Chicago, the Newberry Library is hosting its annual 200,000 used book fair. There are always wonderfulRead the Rest…