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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 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…

    MARCH 4TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s Friday! Here’s our weekly roundup of interesting art-related events and news from around the Internet! In an interesting move, Austria’s Leopold Museum has put together an exhibition showcasing their damaged artworks to raise funds for conservation. With the museum’s budget unable to cover the $400,000 needed to repair approximately 185 pieces by Austrian artists,Read the Rest…

    FEBRUARY 19TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s Friday! Here’s our weekly roundup of interesting art-related events and news from around the Internet! The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston has purchased the first Frida Khalo ever purchased. Painted in 1928 and purchased in 1929 by American Industrialist Cole Phillips, the painting has stayed in his family until recently. Now this purchase of “Does MujeresRead the Rest…

    APRIL 24TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Have some time this weekend? Go see the Driehaus Museum’s exhibition, “Maker and Muse.” Maker & Muse: Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry features more than two hundred and fifty pieces of jewelry created inRead the Rest…

    ARTISAN GLASS AND PERFUME: FROM THE 19TH CENTURY TO TODAY

    October 24th, 2014 · 9:32 am  →  19th Century Art 20th Century art Art History Art Nouveau Blog Decorative objects

    This article is the second installment in our series on artisan glass and perfume. For part one of this series, please click here. THE DECORATIVE GLASS GIANTS Towards the advent of the 20th century, several key glass designers had emerged as brands that are still recognizable today. Émile Gallé established a studio and crystal firm inRead the Rest…

    ARTISAN GLASS AND PERFUME: FROM THE ANCIENT TO THE MODERN

    EARLY GLASS AND PERFUME The history of glass manufacture has been tightly interwoven with the production of perfume since the first bottles were made around the fifteenth century B.C.E. The use of perfume was not only a feature of daily life, but also an intrinsic part of funerary customs and religious rituals for ancient cultures.Read the Rest…

    MASTERS OF THE POSTER: CHÉRET, MUCHA, AND THE NEW ART OF ADVERTISING

    August 12th, 2014 · 1:00 pm  →  19th Century Art 20th Century art Art History Art Nouveau Blog Impressionism Prints

    In the 19th century, the western world was rapidly industrializing, and with progress came an influx of cheap goods, new technology, vibrant colors, and a purchasing power the masses had never had before. With a growing middle class, a new economic phenomenon took root that would bear the fruit of the world we still liveRead the Rest…