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The David Roche Foundation Adelaide, Gallery 2: Rococo

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The Rococo style in Gallery 2 of the opening exhibition at the David Roche Foundation House Museum & Gallery complex, North Adelaide, is gracefully exuberant!

Fermoy House Facelift: David Roche Foundation Trust Museum

Fermoy House Facelift: David Roche Foundation Trust Museum

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The David Roche Foundation website is Online and tickets can be purchased for the opening Exhibition of the Fermoy House Museum complex Adelaide on June 7, 2016

The First Monday in May – A High Fashion & Celebrity Film

The First Monday in May – A High Fashion & Celebrity Film

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Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour and her colleagues pose a question in the high fashion documentary, The First Monday in May, should fashion be viewed as art?

Legacy of Catherine the Great, Russian Masterpieces at NGV 4

Legacy of Catherine the Great, Russian Masterpieces at NGV 4

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The legacy of Catherine the Great (1729-1796) is celebrated and reflected in the Masterpieces from The Hermitage now on show at the National Gallery of Victoria

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Books and on Being a Bibliophile – Heartbreak and Happiness

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Being a bibliophile is not only about heartbreak, but also happiness too and spending a rainy day reading in bed or on the sofa is certainly my idea of luxury

Jane Austen, Mr Darcy, The Regency and Vanity Fair – Part 2

Jane Austen, Mr Darcy, The Regency and Vanity Fair – Part 2

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Jane Austen’s Mr Darcy from Pride and Prejudice is constantly recycled so succeeding generations of young women continually fall for his fatal lack of charm

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Chinese Ceramics, Pt 1 – Knowledge Comes from Seeing Much

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Chinese ceramics became known to the wider world from the Tang Dynasty (618- 907) onward; the word ‘China’ eventually becoming the generic name for porcelain

Mossgreen Auction Series – Art & Antiques from East & West

Mossgreen Auction Series – Art & Antiques from East & West

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Mossgreen are going great guns in Armadale, where they are offering for auction in Spring Chinese & Asian Arts as well as Australian & European Art & Antiques

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The Roentgen Family Cabinetmakers – Neoclassical Furniture

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The German Roentgen family cabinetmaking firm in operation c1740-1795 produced some of the most outstanding furniture of their age in the neoclassical style

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Arabesque & Grotesque – Ornamentation with Grace & Delicacy

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In the early 18th century arabesque and grotesque designs by Berain, Huet, Audran & Watteau were desirable forms of decorative art used in intimate interiors

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Chinoiserie – Pavilions, Porcelains and Passionate Pursuits

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By the 18th century in Europe and England all things Chinese assumed incredible proportions as fashionable society sought to transmit their ideas about the magical land of Cathay

The Culture Concept Circle – You Tube Channel

The Culture Concept Circle – You Tube Channel

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On our You Tube Channel you will find our mini-documentaries, which provide an insight into the evolution of art, design, music, fashion and style.