Since the dawn of time, people have had the compulsion to organize and be artistic. I’ve stood in front of pieces and wept unexpectedly. I’ve stood in front of others and had a purely joyful reaction or abstract sense of wellness, or coziness from others. And yes, sometimes I stand and feel nothing.
So... I look up more about him, and sure enough, he was an art forger before he hosted his TV how-to show. I should have known. I have a "thing" for British art forgers, artists, and gardeners I guess. The accent, the paints, copying old masters, the flowers... ah... all so peaceful. And there's always Bob Ross:)
When I was in Baltimore in August at the Antique Show, I was fortunate to meet
, a private dealer in French art and art adviser based in New York and Paris. I was really taken with several of the little gems she had with her, but especially a small nude and a little canal scene painted in Venice around Sargent's time. She spent some time talking with me and kindly sent me this article she had published in 2011 in Fine Art Connoisseur and said I could share it with her blessing.
Assembling a Collection in France by Carole Pinto
My inspiration for this article came after one too many strangers
exclaimed, upon learning that I am an art dealer, “I’d love to
buy art, but I can’t afford it!”
(click this link to read on)
See the bathing woman 2nd from the upper left corner? and a little Venetian canal painting on the far left of the table? Those were my favorites at this booth. I'm a sucker for French art. Most of my favorite painters are dead French artists.