There is nothing like spending a rainy afternoon at a museum, soaking in the beauty and wonder of art and history. Now the Louvre, the world's most visited museum, is letting you do that right from home.
The French museum has released an online platform featuring all of the museum's artworks, consisting of more than 480,000 pieces, the Louvre announced Friday in a press release.
On Thursday in Paris, ahead of a marquee cross-category auction, Sotheby’s held an Impressionist and modern art evening sale that brought in a total of €36.5 million with premium ($43 million). Led by auctioneer Aurélie Vandevoorde, Sotheby’s Paris director of the Impressionist and modern art, the auction realized a sell-through rate of 88 percent across 31 lots sold.
Forty-two percent of the lots sold above the high estimate, 39 percent sold within their estimates, and just 6 percent landed below expectations. Four lots went unsold and two were withdrawn before the sale’s start.
The challenges of the past year gave designers every reason to recede into the shadows, but creativity won’t be denied.
If anything, they are finding inspiration in global upheaval. From hundreds of possibilities, here are just a few examples we selected of projects begun or realized despite closed borders, disrupted supply chains and economic collapse.
Leon Black has told colleagues at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, that he will not stand for re-election to his position as chairman of the museum’s board of directors this June, the New York Times reports. The departure is not unexpected, coming after weeks of sustained pressure from artists, activists, and staff to remove Black as chair owing to his ties to the late disgraced financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
Originally from the south of France, Nikou has been living in Bourgogne for a few years. Her life course has not always integrated paintings or drawings but they have always accompanied her. Nikou practiced for some time painting on porcelain and followed various formations (Manufacture de Sèvres). This activity requires great patience and remains present, but the canvas has taken over her rights...
She works mainly with oil or acrylic. In her studio, she prepares her paintings for a long time, and then she reflects...
.... it comes from elsewhere, from another time, from another culture, from her childish drawings ... she looks around her, it influences her, it questions her, so she navigates in an imaginary world where, with characters, colors, figures, writings, various forms that roam, organize, disorganize, clash, decompose, overlap... it offers a chaos to which everyone can give meaning.
Originaire du Sud de la France , Nikou est installée en Bourgogne depuis quelques années. Son parcours de vie n’a pas toujours intégré la peinture ou le dessin mais ils l’ont toujours accompagnée. Nikou a pratiqué quelque temps la peinture sur porcelaine, et a suivi des formations diverses (Manufacture de Sèvres ). Cette activité de grande patience et d’exigence reste présente mais la toile a repris ses droits … Elle travaille principalement à l’huile ou à l’acrylique. Dans son atelier, elle prépare longuement ses toiles et puis elle réfléchis…
…. elle vient d’ailleurs, d’un autre temps, d’une autre culture, de ses dessins d’enfant,… elle regarde autour d'elle, cela l’influence, cela l’interroge, alors elle navigue dans un monde imaginaire où , avec des personnages, des couleurs, des chiffres, des écritures, des formes diverses qui se baladent, qui s’organisent, qui se désorganisent , qui se heurtent, qui se décomposent, qui se superposent… elle propose un chaos auquel chacun peut donner un sens.
Rocart is seeking to receive on consignment secondary market Fine Art works of all media. We are pleased to offer an appraisal to collectors who are considering selling their artworks with our gallery.
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