The Troubadour style

When, a few years after the French Revolution, the artists of the Salon are seized by a passion for the medieval past, the critics invent a word that will have an important destiny : the Troubadour style. Crossing the Neo-Gothic and Neo-Renaissance styles, the Troubadour style characterizes all decorations inspired by History as well as legends, […]

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The Art Deco style

At the beginning of the 20th century, the enthusiasm for the dazzling progresses of industries stimulates a stylized, geometrical art, revealing the beauty and richness of the new world. As soon as 1910, early refined and regular-shaped works are realized, distancing themselves from the Art Nouveau asymmetries and undulations. It is in 1925, at the […]

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Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse

A key figure in the Second Empire, Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (1824-1887) produced important bronze, marble and terracotta statuettes. A prolific artist, he made busts of numerous personalities such as Napoleon III or Eugene Delacroix, and characteristic statues of women with mats raised in the manner of Clodion, and adorned with Renaissance costumes.Wishing to spread the sense […]

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