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A Rage for Ruins

Hubert Robert, Le Panthéon avec le port de Ripetta, Salon of 1767

The 18th-century French painter Hubert Robert catered to the aristocracy’s fascination with the ancient world and the eroding effects of time, with works which continue to astonish. Continue reading

Sèvres Style

pair of Vases à Oreilles

The Sèvres porcelain factory started out cutting-edge and has stayed that way ever since, creating pieces that turn fantasy into gorgeous reality. Continue reading

The Body Eclectic

William Merritt Chase, Self-Portrait in 4th Avenue Studio

As artist and teacher, William Merritt Chase showed how American art could take its place within European tradition while breaking new ground for the future. Continue reading