Neoclassical style

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Luigi Valadier – 18th Century Roman Silversmith at The Frick

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A rare neoclassical style vase by Luigi Valadier,18th century Roman silversmith will go on show at The Frick Collection, NY, 31 October through 20 January 2019

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Versailles: Treasures From the Palace – Summer Show at NGA

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Treasures from le Château de Versailles will be on show this summer December 9, 2016 until April 17, 2017 at the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) in Canberra

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The David Roche Foundation Adelaide – Gallery 1: Neoclassic

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The neoclassical style featured in Gallery 1 The David Roche House Museum & Gallery reflects the spirit of antiquity in England & Europe during the 18th century

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The David Roche Foundation Museum Complex Adelaide, Now Open

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The David Roche Foundation House Museum & Gallery glittered gloriously with refracted light for its official opening in North Adelaide by former PM Paul Keating

David Roche, Legacy of a Great Romantic – Opening June, 2016

David Roche, Legacy of a Great Romantic – Opening June, 2016

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The David Roche Foundation Trust Museum at Adelaide will display 3000+ works of art and antiques when opened by former Prime Minister Paul Keating, June 3, 2016

Apollo Belvedere in his purpse built Collonade of Columns in the grounds of Pavlovsk Palace, St Petersburg

Catherine the Great – Artful Pursuit of a Russian Parnassus

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Czar Peter, his heirs Catherine the Great and her son Paul, artfully pursued ideals of a Russian Parnassus in the palace complex of Tsarskoe Selo, St Petersburg

Pierre Robinet, Master Clockmaker 1776, Louis XVI, white marble with gilt bronze, with sculptures of strength and justice standing before two pilasters surmounted by two lions and an eagle perched on a globe above the dial, The David Roche Foundation House Museum and Gallery

French Clocks – Science Keeping Time with Enlightenment Pt 1

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Before the revolution in France its ideas philosophies fashions and passions of the age were reflected in the design and decoration of gloriously gilded clocks

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Robert Adam Architect – The Neoclassical Style at Harewood

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Robert Adam designed the interiors for Edwin Lascelles, Lord Harewood at his house in Leeds, Yorkshire, producing a Georgian interior in the neoclassical style

A George II Carved Mahogany Side-table Attributed to Giles Grendey courtesy Apter Fredericks, London

18C English Gentleman’s Furniture – Style Nurturing The Soul

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Eighteenth century English gentlemen believed the character of the master of a house can be judged by the manner in which it is arranged decorated and furnished

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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

Charles Clérisseau – Inspiring Architectural Excellence

Charles Clérisseau – Inspiring Architectural Excellence

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A drawing in the Victoria and Albert Museum (V & A) at London by Angelica Kauffman (1741-1807) penned 1762 – 1766 is believed to be of the French drawing master considered one of the most original architectural draughtsmen in eighteenth and early nineteenth century Europe Charles Louis Clérisseau (1721 –…

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Adam in Georgian London – Investing in the Future of Style

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18th century Scottish architect Robert Adam perfected his knowledge of architecture on his Grand Tour by examining and drawing outstanding monuments from antiquity in Italy

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Josiah Wedgwood Tradesman – Tycoon, Firing up the Modern Age

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Josiah Wedgwood was a trend setting potter, manufacturing innovator and marketing genius who built a business empire in harsh physically demanding conditions

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State of Nature

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Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) French political philosopher, educationist and author, drew an equation between the informality of British dress, the virtues and simplicity of country life and the liberty of the British constitution. He hoped to change the traditional attitude of French aristocrats by having them embrace a ‘State of…