The Gréber family

Since 1846 the Greber family was established in Beauvais, renowned for its pottery production.The first to settle there was Johann Peter Greber (1820-1898), a sculptor who participated actively in this region’s projects. In 1868, he was given permission to establish an oven to “bake art carved into clay” thus founding the “Beauvais sandstone Manufacture” in […]

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Caryatid

A caryatid is composed of a columns or a pilaster shaped as a women supporting an entablature.Since Classical Antiquity, this piece of decoration had a stylistic evolution : from the Caryatid Porch of the Erechtheion (on the Acropolis at Athens) were they had a hieratic posture, to the lascivious attitude of the “Belle Epoque” period.The […]

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Neo-Gothic style

The neo-Gothic style is an architectural style born in the middle of the 18th century in England.With the development of Romanticism, some enlightened amateurs such as Horace Walpole and William Beckford highly influenced the public’s enthusiasm for the Middle Ages, Medieval arts and the new aesthetic quality known as the “picturesque”, as shown in the […]

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