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Entitled "Vachère dans une Clairière," this painting showcases the legendary Camille Pissarro's mastery of color and light.

Pissarro's Legacy: Over a Century of Breathtaking Art

Posted: October 29, 2015 08:56 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

Considered by many to be the father of Impressionism and one of the most respected artists of the 19th century, Camille Pissarro forever changed the course of art history.  With an artistic career that spanned over 50 years, the revolutionary patriarch influenced the likes of Monet, Cézanne, Cassatt and van Gogh with the founding ideals of portraying everyday life, always remaining true to the innate beauty of the natural world. Composed during one of the Impressionist master’s most significant periods, Vachère dans une Clairière is the culmination of everything the artist had tirelessly...

Chris Silver.  Melancholy.  Oil on Canvas.  30"x30"

Three Shows at Agora Gallery Question Expression and Interpretation

Posted: October 21, 2015 02:36 Last Updated: | Elizabeth Duker Gold

This November, Agora Gallery will introduce three new exhibitions that question how we see ourselves and the world around us. Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography focuses on the potential for photography to confront and engage us in a vast, complicated, and very real world. Influence of Color pulls the viewer deep inside the mind of the artist to experience a new discernment of the self. The neighbouring show, Modalities of Expression, explores how self-expression can take on a variety of forms when excused from our standard limitations and fears. This month, Agora Gallery w...

Castro ART.  Tree of Life II.  Acrylic, Oil and Enamel on Canvas.  40"x38"

Three Exciting New Shows in New York City This October

Posted: September 20, 2015 13:32 Last Updated: | Elizabeth Duker Gold

This October, three exciting shows make their way to Agora Gallery in a display of international talent and perspective. Beyond Borders: an Exhibition of Fine Art from Canada brings a great diversity and originality from our northern neighbors to New York in a show that pushes and expands the boundaries of art. Divergent Realities presents compositions inspired from every corner of the earth in a show that transports one across time and space. Landscapes, seascapes, interiors, and even scenes a bit more abstract in nature all contribute to the canon of our understanding of reality and natu...

Eduardo Eloy.Untitled 7.  Acrylic on Canvas.  37"x57.5"

An International Celebration of Art at Agora Gallery

Posted: August 30, 2015 14:46 Last Updated: | Elizabeth Duker Gold

This September, two shows open at Agora Gallery that represent the great diversity and excitement in the emerging international art scene. In the exhibition Enigmatic Visions, artists from around the world present abstract and figurative two-dimensional works that use color and composition to tell extraordinary stories about the world around us. In Masters of the Imagination: The Latin American Fine Art Exhibition, twenty-two artists present 75 paintings, sculptures, digital works, and mixed media pieces that prove the Latin American art scene is as multifaceted and innovative as any. Thes...

Charlotte Brisland.  Block.  Acrylic on Canvas.  47"x59"

The Summer Scene: Art in NYC

Posted: August 13, 2015 09:21 Last Updated: | Elizabeth Duker Gold

Three exemplary exhibitions make their way to Agora Gallery this late summer to move any art lover. Twenty-eight artists from eighteen countries bring their award-winning art to NYC to participate in the Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition. These artists were all selected by a jury of curators, professors, appraisers, gallerists, and one museum president for their unprecedented quality and mastery. Fragmented Reality, with explosions of color and psychoactive patterns, sharp lines, and beautifully sensational shapes, presents a vibrantly animated world. Emerging Transform...

Call for Abstract Art

Posted: July 20, 2015 09:15 Last Updated: | ArtisTTable

The ArtisTTable is seeking art for its 2015 juried online all media Abstract Exhibition. Artists 18 and over are invited to submit art of all media for consideration in the show, drawing, painting, sculpture, video, orginal prints and more. Cash prizes are awarded to the first 3 places choosen by our juror. Submit your art by 02 August 2015. All the details and registration can be found online:

Edgar do Valle.  Lake in Blue.  Watercolor on Paper.  24"x18"

An Art-Filled August at Agora Gallery

Posted: July 07, 2015 00:57 Last Updated: | Elizabeth Duker Gold

August comes with two new exciting exhibitions at Agora Gallery. Idiosyncratic Expressions and Interpretative Realms present a collection of artists who turn the art world on its head. In Idiosyncratic Expressions, colors combine in unexpected ways, forms emerge from obscurity, and textures distort scenes into something wholly unique and important. Sharing the gallery, Interpretative Realms presents paintings that invite deep introspection, as these international artists present scenes of abstraction and familiarity, re-examining their subjects with their individual, invaluable perspective...

Attributed to famed royal portraitist Franz Xavier Winterhalter, this painting of Napoleon III was commissioned by the Emperor and given to the Marquess of Londonderry, Charles Vane.

A Storied Past: The Marquess of Londonderry’s Portrait of Napoleon III

Posted: July 01, 2015 16:01 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

M.S. Rau Antiques has spent the past 103 years searching the world for objects that are both incredibly beautiful and one-of-a-kind.  Every now and then, we come across a piece that has that “it factor” of also having a fascinating story to tell…a work of art with a provenance that sounds as if it were taken from an epic legend rather than the pages of history. This exceptional Portrait of Napoleon III is just such a historical masterpiece. Attributed to renowned royal portraitist Franz Xavier Winterhalter, this portrait of Napoleon III was commissioned and given by the Empero...

Art Deco Carpet by Josef Hoffmann 48433

Nazmiyal Acquires Art Deco Carpet by Famed Designer Josef Hoffmann

Posted: June 18, 2015 09:56 Last Updated: | Omri Schwartz

Josef Hoffmann Carpet at Nazmiyal --- Nazmiyal is pleased to announce the addition of a beautiful Art Deco carpet by Josef Hoffmann to its collection. Hoffmann was a respected European architect and designer during the early 20th century who contributed to a number of aesthetic movements that would shape European design for generations to come. Born in Moravia, Hoffmann studied at the Higher State Crafts School beginning in 1887, and went on to study at at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, graduating in 1895. Soon after, he became one of the founding members...

Women work on hooked rugs in 1929 | Nazmiyal

Hooked Rugs: An American Tradition

Posted: June 08, 2015 09:29 Last Updated: | Omri Schwartz

Hooked Rugs -- American hooked rugs are as quintessentially American as jazz music is. Like the latter, it had a very humble beginning but grew to become a unique American tradition. Dismissed for its rustic and low quality until the early 20th century, handmade hooked rugs are now prized for their delightful folk art quality. Today, a thriving rug making industry had grown around it to meet the demands of a growing number of collectors. Rug hooking is a rug making technique that involves pulling loops or strips of fabric through a stiff woven base to make a rug...

Harold Miller.  Company Houses.  Oil on Linen on Wood.  12"x24"

Conversations and Color Revolutions: Two New Exhibitions in NYC

Posted: June 07, 2015 10:31 Last Updated: | Elizabeth Duker Gold

This July, Agora Gallery presents two collective exhibitions to re-imagine and reinvigorate the world. Répartie in Art presents the work of international artists as they tackle the concept of “space” and those who occupy it. From landscapes to fragments of a scene, from human or animal subjects to something more abstract, the works open a dialog between artist and audience on a variety of levels. Rhapsody in Color is an exhibition of immeasurable vibrancy, presenting expert combinations and groupings of hue to produce carefully calculated reactions in the viewer. By applying their manipula...

Vintage Scandinavian Rug by Nazmiyal

Bauhaus and its Influence on Mid 20th Century Scandinavian Design

Posted: June 03, 2015 12:53 Last Updated: | Omri Schwartz

Bauhaus and its Influence on Scandinavian Design -- What comes to your mind when you think ofScandinavian design? If you know anything about it, you would immediately think of furniture, carpets, appliances and home accessories with pure forms and simple, clean lines. Scandinavian design is known for its elegance, minimalism, respect for natural materials, and superb craftsmanship. The key to its global popularity is the fine combination of aesthetics and utility. Modern Scandinavian design has its roots in traditional crafts, but it owes much to the functionali...

Branko Miskovic.  He Cracked.  Ceramic and Steel.  53.5"x38-40"

Bodies and Spaces: Two Collective Exhibitions at Agora Gallery

Posted: May 18, 2015 05:22 Last Updated: | Elizabeth Duker Gold

This June, Agora Gallery will host two collective exhibitions that take on the challenge of redefining figures and spaces through a variety of artistic techniques. The artists featured in the exhibition In Reverie of Form tackle subjects of flora, fauna, and the human body, to examine various phenomena with their representations. Culture, psychology, and natural beauty are all considered by this talented array of artists, and are given a comprehensive re-examination through sheer technical mastery. Sharing the gallery, the artists in Spatial Articulation take their color, patterns, and geo...

Employment Station, New York by Martha Walter, circa 1915

Liberation and the Modern Era: Women in Modern Art

Posted: April 15, 2015 13:34 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

This is the third of a three part series of blog posts preceding our exhibition Innocence, Temptation and Power: The Evolution of Women in Art, on view at M.S. Rau Antiques now through May 4.  A time of tumult both socially and politically, the early 20th century is remembered as an era of upheaval in the Western world. Two world wars, economic hardships and social revolutions affected the course of social history, and the art of the period came to reflect the rapidly evolving landscape of a new modern era.  The power of the person truly culminated in the art of the period,...

Mid Century Modern Design: Space Age

Creating the Home of Tomorrow: The History of Mid-Century Modern Design

Posted: April 15, 2015 12:54 Last Updated: | Omri Schwartz

Mid-Century Modern Design — When interior designers refer to “Mid Century Modern” design, they are referring to an aesthetic style based around the idea of streamlining everyday life using technology that was immensely popular in the 1950’s and 1960’s in the United States and Europe. After World War II, the industrialized nations of the world believed that the future success of their governments were heavily dependent on their ability to implement and adapt to changing technologies, and began to place a high emphasis on engineering, mechanization, and computer science. The effects ...

Call for Small Works for ArtisTTable Gallery Show at Richard App Gallery - Deadline Extended!

Posted: April 13, 2015 11:08 Last Updated: | ArtisTTable

The submission deadline has been extended to 29 April for the Second Annual smaill works show of the ArtisTTable, hosted at the Richard App Gallery in Grand Rapids, Michigan. • 2 LITTLE • An International Juried Exhibition at Richard App Gallery • An all media show with an open theme. • All Artwork must be for sale. • Longest dimension of the art must be 15" (38cm) or less. (Including frame) • Entry Fee $35 (Approximately €30) Submit up to 5 pieces for review online. • Submit online by: 29 April 2015 • Artist Acceptance Notification: 01 May 2015 • Artwork must be r...

Fine Antique Persian Mohtashem Kashan Rug 47483

Persian Art: Monir Farmanfarmaian Celebrates Her First Solo Exhibition in New York, at Guggenheim Museum

Posted: April 09, 2015 11:05 Last Updated: | Omri Schwartz

“I was a pretty Persian rug, an exotic find, so people invited me to things”  – Farmanfarmaian on her popularity in post-war American artists’ circles. Persian Art Exhibit at Guggenheim Museum – Persian artist Monir Farmanfarmaian, now over 90 years old, is celebrating a milestone in her life and artistic career: Her work is on view at the Guggenheim Museum through June 3rd, marking her first comprehensive solo exhibition in the United States. Persian artist Monir Farmanfarmaian was born in Qazvin, Iran, in 1924. She attended the Fine Arts College of Teh...

ArtisTTable Figure Show is now online.

Posted: March 27, 2015 10:51 Last Updated: | ArtisTTable

Over 60 painters, sculptors, and photographers submitted to this juried online show and competed for cash prizes in four different categories. The exhibition is divided up into galleries that feature art by Women that make art of Women, Women that make art of Men, Men that make art of Women, Men that make art of Men. The show will be online until 04 June 2015 at Visit the show and you can decide who will win the People’s Choice Award by voting for your favorite art. You may see all of the prior ArtisTTable exhibitions in the archive section called Shelved. http:/...

15 Tips for Decorating with Antique Rugs by Nazmiyal Collection

15 Tips For Decorating With Antique Rugs

Posted: March 26, 2015 07:52 Last Updated: | Omri Schwartz

How to Decorate with Antique Rugs Decorating with Antique Carpets – Adding an antique carpet to an interior space can drastically change the look of a room. While there are many different styles of antique rugs and vintage carpets to choose from, there are some tried-and-true rules to follow when it comes to choosing the size and placement of your rug. Below are Nazmiyal Collection’s tips for choosing the right rug for your space. 1. To determine what size rug to buy, measure your room’s width and length, and then subtract 2 to 3 feet from each dimension. Using a ru...

Minimalist Chinese Rug Interior

10 Beautiful Interior design Images and the Antique Rugs to Recreate Them | Nazmiyal

Posted: March 19, 2015 10:16 Last Updated: | Omri Schwartz

1. Minimalist Chinese Rug Interior This gorgeous design balances an antique Chinese carpet with contemporary, minimalist design details that let the architecture of this room shine. To achieve this look, pair sophisticated neutral furniture and white walls with one of Nazmiyal’s beautiful antique Chinese carpets: (View Entire Article and Images on the Nazmiyal Design Blog...) 2. Kitchen with Tribal Runner Rug Warm up your kitchen space by swapping your sink mat for a colorful Tribal runner rug. Adding a carpet to your kitchen adds depth and interest to an ...

Jéan-Leon Gérôme, Leda and the Swan, Circa 1895

An Age of Transformation: Women in Nineteenth Century Art

Posted: March 16, 2015 13:58 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

This is the second of a three part series of blog posts preceding our exhibition Innocence, Temptation and Power: The Evolution of Women in Art, on view at M.S. Rau Antiques from March 27 – May 4. From the mid-nineteenth century, Western Europe and the United States were witness to an extraordinary cultural and social upheaval. Truly a period of transformation, the end of the 19th century can be characterized also as an era of contradiction. As the great generation of French academic painters such as Jean-Léon Gérôme, with their idealized female figures and neoclassical subjects, slowly...

The Reader by Carl Holsøe

Famous Artist Birthdays for March 12

Posted: March 12, 2015 11:23 Last Updated: | ArtisTTable

On March 12 we celebrate three famous artists birthdays. Carl Holsøe 1863 - 1935 (Denmark) Kay Nielsen 1886 - 1957 (Denmark - USA) Elaine de Kooning 1918 - 1989 (USA) Visit the ArtisTTable Famous Artist Birthday Site. ArtisTTable Website.

A Few Days Remaining to Enter the ArtisTTable Figure Show.

Posted: March 11, 2015 14:59 Last Updated: | ArtisTTable

There are a few days left that you can gather your art featuring the human form and submit it to the ArtisTTable's Figure Show. The Figure Show is a juried online exhibition with cash prizes. The prizes will be awarded in four separate categories. The categories are: • Women that make ART of the Female form • Women that make ART of the Male form • Men that make ART of the Female form • Men that make ART of the Male form ArtisTTable exhibitions always have a People's Choice Award as well. You may submit up to 5 images for a single $25 entry fee. The...

Buying Antique Rugs - Nazmiyal's New York Antique Rug Gallery

Surviving Your First Experience Buying Antique Rugs

Posted: March 11, 2015 14:51 Last Updated: | Omri Schwartz

Click To View Our Comprehensive Antique Rug Buyers Guide What you Should Know If This Is Your First Experience Buying Antique Rugs So you're looking for a rug for you home, but you're not sure what to do to get started. You took to Google and ran your searches. You went to Facebook and even joined some online groups. You spoke with people you trust. Despite all this, you are still a little wary. You love rugs - you appreciate their artistry, their history, their uniqueness, and you want to make sure you find the right piece at a fair price. So what’s next? First Antiq...

Six Characters of Victor Hugo by Louis Boulanger

11 March - Louis Boulanger, Birthday

Posted: March 11, 2015 10:05 Last Updated: | ArtisTTable

11 March we celebrate the birth of Louis Boulanger, born 1806. Boulanger left the studio for the last time in 1867.

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