Golden Age at TEFAF and Drents Museum

Horse and rider from the tomb of princess Yongtai.

Horses are not indigenous to China although they formed a crucial part of the military power of the Tang dynasty, whose emperors ruled the Empire from 618 to 907 AD. At that time riding was a popular pass-time among the Chinese elite who could afford the upkeep of their stables: horses were a status symbol,… Continue reading Golden Age at TEFAF and Drents Museum

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To preserve or to enjoy: that’s the question

jean francois albanis de beaumont persian design for everyday silver cutlery

My art world career started with cataloguing collections of paintings, sculpture and decorative art. I much enjoyed the process because I got to know the objects whilst researching them. I tried to guess to whom they would have belonged over the years, decades and centuries. I still love handling art: seeing a monumental painting being… Continue reading To preserve or to enjoy: that’s the question

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