Archive for November, 2011

Holiday Reminders: Artists and their showcases

Posted in Ongoing events of interest on November 30, 2011 by Richard Summers

Friday, Dec. 2: Lowell’s Boat Shop in Amesbury, MA, Holiday Open House & Art Preview Party featuring, among others, one of our favorites, Margaret Bernier.
6:30 ~ 8:30 PM

Saturday, Dec. 3: Hall-Haskell House in Ipswich, MA, featuring
another favorite, Michael Updike and his son, Sawyer, in the Lad and Dad show. Reception: 5 ~ 7:30 PM

And of course, paintings in our own gallery by Cathy Connor: ongoing…

Rouault’s Clowns find a new home

Posted in SmartArtMarket News on November 23, 2011 by Richard Summers

Congratulations to Paul B from Louisiana who found this work by Georges Rouault in our inventory via the internet and is having us
ship it to him. It is Number 11 from a limited edition of 250.

The Conversation: 2 Clowns

Georges Henri Rouault (27 May 1871 – 13 February 1958) was a French Fauvist and Expressionist painter, and printmaker. Rouault was born in Paris into a poor family, but with the encouragement of his mother, he entered the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, the official art school of France. There he studied under Gustave Moreau and became his favorite student. Rouault’s earliest works show a symbolism in the use of colour that probably reflects Moreau’s influence. In 1907, Rouault commenced a series of paintings dedicated to courts, clowns and prostitutes. These paintings are interpreted as moral and social criticism. (Ibid. Wikipedia)

We have another of his works in our collection.