Oct. 30

 

ONE TO WATCH: Artist Emily Lamb Saves Endangered Species With Her Beautifully Composed Paintings

by Lynn Byrne

This  painting, entitled, Zebra, by young artist Emily Lamb (she is only 29!)  is monumental in size at 70.5" X 98.5" and knocked me flat on my feet when I spotted it at the International Fine Art and Antiques Show recently.  And when I learned Read more [...]

Oct. 29

 

DESIGN DICTIONARY: Marquetry versus Parquetry

by Lynn Byrne

"If you are going to walk the walk, you should talk the talk." "The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms."-- Socrates MARQUETRY:  use of wood veneers inlayed to elaborately decorate furniture, typically involving pictorial designs and Read more [...]

Oct. 23

 

Highlights From the International Fine Art And Antiques Show

by Lynn Byrne

I love attending the International Fine Art and Antiques Show.  I am always charmed by something--like this delightful illustration of  Josephine Baker wearing a banana skirt found in a rare book. entitled Le Tumulte Noir by Paul Colin in the booth Read more [...]

Oct. 21

 

SOLO EXHIBITION: Penelope Gottlieb’s Beautiful Manipulation of Classic Audubon Prints

by Lynn Byrne

If you thought hanging Audubon prints was too granny, you haven't seen the work of Penelope Gottlieb. Gottlieb upends the historically familiar  prints with her own embellishment of flowers and plant tendrils painted by her directly on top.  She Read more [...]

Oct. 20

 

DESIGN DICTIONARY: Butler’s Table

by Lynn Byrne

BUTLER'S TABLE:  Typically a table consisting of a tray atop a folding stand, probably originating in England in the mid-1700's.  The first stands where two X-frames. Later stands could have four legs joined by an X-frame.  The tray can be rectangular Read more [...]
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