“The grandeur of the Orientalist realm – North Africa, the Middle East and parts of Asia – mesmerized a coterie of intrepid 19th-century European artists and, a century later, it had the same effect on half of Hollywood. It is apt then that the Najd Collection of Orientalist paintings , to be offered at Sotheby’s this October, contains canvases that could light up an Odeon.”
So begins Christian House’s short, informative, and beautifully illustrated post “Cinematic Canvases Fit for the Silver Screen.” The link is here:
I subscribe to Sotheby’s e-mail list and I look forward to getting every week, even though I can’t often spend the time on it that it deserves.
Soetheby’s website is a vast, virtual treasure trove of still photos and videos, highlighting everything from art to jewelry to watches, anything fine and collectible, all marvelously described. Here’s a topic list from this week’s newsletter:
Basquiat Captures the Urban Chaos of 1980s New York
Ansel Adams Landscapes, Diane Arbus Portraits & More Classic Photographs
Cinematic Canvases Highlight the Grandeur of the Middle East
Ruscha’s Film-Noir Hymn to Hollywood
Three Decades of Warhol, Plus Archival Photos of the Factory, the Epicenter of Cool
Hong Kong Auctions
An Immersive Work Reveals Zao Wou-Ki’s Quest Towards Self-Discovery
The Mesmerizing Visual Language of Piero Manzoni’s Monochromes
Anna Hu’s Music-Inspired Jewels Conduct a Symphony of Color
Again, I can’t spend the time I would like at this site but I am glad it is there and I congratulate them on a job well done.
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