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Barakat Gallery
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The world's largest purveyer of museum quality ancient art
The world's largest purveyer of museum quality ancient art

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Happy New Year from the Barakat Gallery.  Wishing everyone a wonderful 2016!
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Thursday December 17th: An exhibition of fine ancient and modern jewelry @ the Barakat Gallery London - 58 Brook St
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Greystone Manor Design Showcase 2015 — in Beverly Hills
Highlights of ancient art infused interior design
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2015-11-18
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Happy birthday to Antonio Canova who was born in Italy #onthisday  in 1757. As Ovid told the story in his Metamorphoses, when the beautiful nymph Daphne finally escaped the pursuing Apollo by turning into a laurel tree, the Roman god of music and poetry pledged his unrequited love: Although you cannot be my wife, you shall at least, be my tree; I shall always wear you on my hair, on my quiver, O Laurel.

In this marble, half-life-size statue inspired by this episode of the Metamorphoses, Apollo crowns himself with a laurel wreath. Nude except for sandals, his lyre hangs on the tree trunk that supports a piece of rumpled drapery. He stands in contrapposto, a balanced stance characterized by the opposition of straight and bent limbs, in a moment of reflection after the dramatic chase. 

Apollo Crowning Himself, 1781 - 1782, Antonio Canova. 
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Ancient Treasures, Contemporary Jewels
Event Photos October 22, 2015
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The woman's brightly colored antique dress, not authentic but suggestive of antiquity, contrasts sharply with the smooth marble balustrade supporting her, whose open stonework was based on ancient models. While setting and costume allude to the ancient past, this painting's theme is timeless: waiting to hear from a loved one. The seascape in the background, the young woman's gesture, and her diaphanous gown, slightly rippling like a flag, all suggest an awaited signal from her beloved. 

The Signal, 1899, John William Godward.
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