Mes Beaux-Arts

I do not own any of the following images unless specifically noted.

Roman, Hadrianic period. Triangular base of a candelabrum. A.D. 117-138.  Roman, Antonine period. Shaft of a candelabrum. Mid-2nd century A.D.  
Marble.
The British Museum, London. Currently on long term loan (2007-2018) to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Roman, Hadrianic period. Triangular base of a candelabrumA.D. 117-138.  
Roman, Antonine period. Shaft of a candelabrum. Mid-2nd century A.D.  

Marble.

The British Museum, London. Currently on long term loan (2007-2018) to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Nicola Carletti. Console table. Mid-eighteenth century.
Carved and gilded wood; fleur-de-pêche and Giallo di Siena marble top.
Palazzo Corsini. Roma, Italia.
François-Thomas Germain. Coffeepot. 1757.
Silver with ebony handle.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY. USA.

Dear followers,

I apologize for my extended absence. Over the last several months I have been busy with applying to graduate school and working on my undergraduate thesis on domestic architecture and interior decoration in Regency Paris (1715-23). But starting today, I will be back to sharing my favorite works of art and architecture, with a particular emphasis on the decorative arts of eighteenth-century France and Italy. 

On another note, I am delighted to announce that, this Fall, I will begin work on a Master of Arts degree in Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture at the Bard Graduate Center in New York City.

Jacques de Lajoüe. Design for an Ornamental Decoration. 1740-60.
Pen and black ink, brush and gray wash on paper.
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. New York, NY. USA.
Pierre-Denis Martin. Vue générale du château et des pavillons de Marly. 1722.
Oil on canvas.
Musée national des châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon. Versailles, France.
Jean-Antoine Watteau. La Perspective (View through the Trees in the Park of Pierre Crozat). ca. 1715.
Oil on canvas.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Boston, MA. USA.
Louis-Michel van Loo (portrait), and Claude-Joseph Vernet (seascape). Portrait of the Marquis of Pombal. 1766.
Oil on canvas.
Câmara Municipal de Oeiras. Lisboa, Portugal. 

Dear followers,

I apologize for not having been as active on my blog in recent weeks as I would have liked to be. I am pleased to annonce that I will be travelling to Rome in a few days and have created a blog to document my experience. My time in Rome will be academically oriented, and thus my blog will be equally academic in nature. I hope you all will follow it and give me feedback. 

http://labelleitalie.tumblr.com/

I look forward to sharing my journey with you all!

Best,

Mes Beaux-Arts

Giovanni Paolo Panini. Charles III of Bourbon on visit to Pope Benedict XIV in the Coffee House of the Quirinal. 1746.
Oil on canvas.
Museo nazionale di Capodimonte. Napoli, Italia.

Giovanni Paolo Panini. Charles III of Bourbon on visit to Pope Benedict XIV in the Coffee House of the Quirinal. 1746.

Oil on canvas.

Museo nazionale di Capodimonte. Napoli, Italia.