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Friday Finds 6

Pierre Gouthière: Virtuoso Gilder at the French Court – This exhibit of stunning gilt porcelain is at New York’s Frick Collection until February 19, 2017. Gouthière (1732–1813) worked for Louis XV and Louis XVI as a master ciseleur–doreur (chaser-gilder). His works commissioned and collected … Continue reading

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Five on Friday 11

Watteau’s Soldiers: Scenes of Military Life in Eighteenth-Century France Watteau is generally associated with paintings of picnicking aristocrats, but early in his career, he painted a series of military scenes. France was involved in the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14). … Continue reading

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Bleu céleste

In my recent jaunt to New York, I stopped in at the Frick museum. I love the Frick’s intimate size and their temporary exhibits are always interesting. This time, one of their exhibits featured French porcelain made at Sèvres, the … Continue reading

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Dessin à main levée

Just a few steps from the crowds at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is the calm beauty of the Frick Museum. Until June 16, 2013, it’s presenting The Impressionist Line from Degas to Toulouse-Lautrec: Drawings and Prints from the … Continue reading

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Escalier d’honneur

The other day, I wrote about a special exhibit at the Frick in New York. There’s another exhibit there at the moment that features a single, very special painting. Vieux Paysan Provençal (Portrait of a Peasant) was painted by Vincent … Continue reading

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Tu veux que je fasse un dessin ?

The Frick Museum in New York has a current exhibit featuring drawings from the Courtauld Gallery in London. The exhibit, entitled Mantegna to Matisse is on until January 27, 2013. The collection includes plenty of French artists, including Jean-Antoine Watteau, … Continue reading

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