2021 marks the 300th anniversary of the death of master carver, Grinling Gibbons. The Quire at St Paul’s is a masterpiece of Gibbons’ art as a carver and this year is undergoing conservation work as part of a wider programme to celebrate the craftsmen that created so much of the beauty you see at St Paul’s, and those that continue to maintain it today.
The term desk stems from the Medieval Latin ‘desca’ meaning ‘table to write on’ and most of the desk forms we know today were designed in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Over time the designs of desks have changed so greatly, that the term includes several types:
Artistellar was founded in 2020 to bridge the gap between the brick-mortar gallery and e-commerce.
The vast collection of auction catalogues dates back to Christie's very first sale in 1766 and has been an invaluable resource for dealers and academics
"We always want to show the best works by the best artists," said Alain Kraemer of Kraemer Gallery of the century-spanning exhibition on view.
“I’ve worked very hard, in order to give back.” Giulia Maria Crespi was an Italian media proprietor. She was a non-profit executive and environmentalist who founded Fondo Ambiente Italiano (FAI) whose model is The National Trust in the UK. FAI’s properties include numerous castles, gardens, monastic buildings and other cultural assets throughout Italy. She became Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic. Crespi died on 19 July 2020, aged 97.
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