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American Figurative Paintings Presented by Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers

This exhibit (running March 4 - June 11, 2017) will showcase a sampling of American paintings in the collection of the Huntington Museum of Art that feature the human form. From ancient times, depicting the human figure has been a central focus for artists. As an artistic culture formed in the early days of the United States, figure painting, and especially portraiture, captured much of the attention of painters and sculptors, primarily because it was the one area that could provide vital paid commissions. Unlike their European counterparts, they could not take advantage of generous patronage from church or government entities, since the American versions of these organizations placed little

Curating a Lifestyle: Reinterpreting A Classic

In 1927 when René Jules Lalique released his Bacchantes vase, he was 67 years old and riding a wave of success that had lasted an impressive four decades. His eponymous glassworks, based in Alsace, France, had received extraordinary acclaim at the 1925 International Exposition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Arts in Paris - an event which both established and gave a name to the Art Deco movement. Having launched his career in the Art Nouveau period of the late 19th Century, Lalique bucked the trend of most artists of the period who favored a restrained nod to nature’s elegance; instead challenging the notion that “sophisticated” equaled “simple”. His jewelry designs were considered haute

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