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ORIENTALISM IN ART

Throughout the 19th century, one of the most popular and widely exhibited genres of painting was Orientalism within Academism. The movement was marked by images of marketplaces bustling with people in exotic dress and voyeuristic scenes of harems and bathing women.

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The Art of Perfume Making
The Art of Perfume Making

Perfume. The word evokes impressions of flowers, spices, muskiness and s...

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5 Important Paintings That Tell a Great Story
5 Important Paintings That Tell a Great Story

A Picture Paints a Thousand Words For millennia, artists have been telli...

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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Wedgwood
8 Things You Didn’t Know About Wedgwood

When Josiah Wedgwood first founded the Wedgwood pottery company in 1759,...

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M.S. Rau’s Antiques, Art and Jewels for a New Year
M.S. Rau’s Antiques, Art and Jewels for a New...

Welcoming in a new year is always a cause for celebration — an occasion ...

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Always in Style: What Makes Antique Jewelry So Unique
Always in Style: What Makes Antique Jewelry S...

Items that belong to a bygone era hold a certain appeal, and their nosta...

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Thinking Outside the Box: Seven Clever Ways to Use Antique Items
Thinking Outside the Box: Seven Clever Ways t...

Antique objet d’art and furniture items are always excellent additions t...

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Art Across the Ages: Bill Rau, Rebecca Rau and David Lenefsky
Art Across the Ages: Bill Rau, Rebecca Rau an...

  We recently had the pleasure to welcome the Young President’s ...

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Six Greek Myths Essential to Understanding Art History
Six Greek Myths Essential to Understanding Ar...

Some of the world’s greatest fine art has been inspired by the incredibl...

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Madonna and Child: Depictions of Mary and Christ
Madonna and Child: Depictions of Mary and Christ

Devotional images of the Virgin Mary have pervaded art history since the...

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Eight Festive Gift-Giving Traditions
Eight Festive Gift-Giving Traditions

The act of giving gifts is universal to humanity. We give gifts as a way...

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Over the Top: Intriguing Antique Toys and Games
Over the Top: Intriguing Antique Toys and Games

While kids today may want the newest technological gadgets like an iPhon...

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Women's Wear Daily
Women's Wear Daily

M.S. Rau Opens Renovated Jewelry Boutique and Exhibition in New Orleans ...

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