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Richard Burlet and the new Art Nouveau

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In 1899, the controversial Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt, also associated with the Art Nouveau movement, displayed his starkly sexualized painting, Nuda Verita, with a famous quotation from Friedrich von Schiller: “If you cannot please everyone with your deeds and your art, please a few. To please many is bad.” By the end of his life, a period which is referred to as his “Golden Phase” because of the gold leaf the artist incorporated into his later paintings, Klimt had attained a level of international success that certainly pleased countless viewers.

The Kiss Gustav Klimt The Kiss (1907-08) became one of the most famous paintings in the world and remains a favorite among art lovers. But, in its origins, neither Klimt nor the Art Nouveau movement aimed to please many. Art nouveau, which means quite literally “new art” in French, was an international movement at the turn of the nineteenth century in art, design, interior décor, jewelry and architecture. The artists associated …

' Artworld ' New App for iPad & iPhone

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ArtWorldGreat new App for your   iPad  &iPhone

(though it also works on an  iPod  touch) 


Artworldis seeking collaborators and “early adopters” from among thegalleries, institutions and exhibition organisers for contemporary art.

Such collaboration represents, we believe, a “win-win-win” for participating institutions, artists, and the community as a whole. Artworld will extends the reach of individual galleries, exhibitions and institutions; while institutions will lend Artworld a certain reputation and weight. And because Artworld charges neither fees or commissions, there is no competition. Contrast the spectre of amazon moving into the art market, and the literary book-trade laid waste. 





And Artworld is a community. It differs from commercial web-sites in that it’s not for profit but for artists: it is, for the artists, an entirely pro bono service. There is a commercial element: to meet expenses and to provide, maintain and expand the technical means. The service will be funded t…

Old Masters sold at Sotheby's

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Claude-Joseph Vernet - Spectaculaire retour de pêch

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Claude-Joseph Vernet (1714-1789), Soldats et paysans sur un rocher,
huile sur toile, signée et localisée “J. Vernet à Rome”, 36 x 50 cm.

Spectaculaire retour de pêche

Claude-Joseph Vernet n’a pas uniquement fait escale dans les Ports de France, comme le prouve ce tableau inédit aux enchères. En route pour l’Italie...



La vogue des portraits, au milieu du XVIIIe siècle, n’a d’égale que celle des paysages.

Éveillant le sentiment de la nature, le peintre, guidé par le critère de ressemblance, les représente dans leur réalité rustique, agreste ou sauvage. Ces vues quasi “photographiques” autorisent aussi les paysages mixtes, où le site est enjolivé de figures, parfois aussi de mises en scènes idylliques faisant référence à l’art du Lorrain.

Claude-Joseph Vernet, fils d’un peintre décorateur avignonnais, arrive à Rome en 1734 grâce au soutien de deux notables locaux, le marquis de Caumont et le comte de Quinson. Après un séjour de dix-neuf ans dans la Ville éternelle, il regagnera…