Category Archives: Applied & Decorative Arts

ANDRE ARBUS – MASTER OF ELEGANT DESIGN

  André Arbus was a decorator, furniture designer, architect and sculptor. Born in Toulouse, France, he went on to work in his father’s cabinet-making firm after graduating from the prestigious Ecole des Beaux Arts. While Arbus was not himself a … Continue reading

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WILL THE REAL “DESIGN” PLEASE STAND UP?

One of the problems with the contemporary “Design” movement is that quite a lot of the pieces are seemingly extreme just for the sake of being “different”. Many designers forget that a little originality goes a long way. Also, many … Continue reading

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TO SEE….OR NOT TO SEE – WHY YOU SHOULD BE VISITING GALLERIES

This month’s issue of Art & Auction featured an interesting editorial about the fact that fewer and fewer people seem to be visiting galleries. Is there some kind of “gallery phobia” out there?  The reason usually given is that now … Continue reading

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ART DECO SILVER AND METAL – PLEASURES TO TREASURE

Silver objects of earlier periods are prized for their intricate forms, and the various surface embellishments of piercing, carving, chasing and other techniques. Art Deco silver and metal, however, is characterized by the total absence of this kind of surface … Continue reading

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A Rare and Unusual Bauhaus Tea Service On View at Primavera Gallery

The Museum of Modern Art in New York is not the only place to see decorative objects produced by the Bauhaus. While the exhibition, Bauhaus 1919-1939: Workshops for Modernity, does include beautiful examples of metalwork created by the avant-garde art … Continue reading

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ART DECO REVISITED

Primavera Gallery will be having an exhibition entitled ART DECO REVISITED, which will run from November 12, 2009 through February 28, 2010. We will be showing beautiful examples of furniture, glass, ceramics, metalwork, sculpture and works on paper that showcase … Continue reading

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