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    KNOW YOUR ARTISTS: ANTOINE LOUIS BARYE

    KNOW YOUR ARTISTS: ANTOINE LOUIS BARYE

    Antoine Louis Barye was a sculptor of the romantic period, most famous for his dynamic animalier works which captured the vitality of nature so beautifully. Barye was born in Paris on September 24th 1796 to a modest family, it is noted he did not receive any formal education, but had a notable creative flair from a young age. In 1818 he was admitted to the École des Beaux Arts, he discovered his passion for drawing animals at the Jardin des Plantes as part of his studies, later transforming his visions into sculptures.

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    THE ORIGINS & LEGACY OF ART NOUVEAU

    THE ORIGINS & LEGACY OF ART NOUVEAU

    Since 1936, for over 80 years, Hickmet Fine Arts has been fortunate enough to work with some of the most renowned works of art from the Art Nouveau era. Over three generations we have witnessed the style fundamentally changed the course of art history, with it’s impact still felt today. Here we explore the origins of the movement and how it came to be one of the most defining styles of the 20th century. 

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    KNOW YOUR ARTISTS: BRUNO ZACH

    KNOW YOUR ARTISTS: BRUNO ZACH

    Zach mainly worked worked between the years 1918 and 1935, rapidly becoming a pioneering and controversial figure of the Art Deco age. His works revelled in the spirit of the time, often featuring erotic subject matter which made Zach’s work so unique - his devotion to the exotic.

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