Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Timeless Appeal

The art of creating busts was and still is mankind’s attempt at immortality. This sculptural three-dimensional artwork was very popular in Rome during the neoclassical period in the late eighteenth century, and it continues to be popular until today. Many collectors who love to collect both antique and reproduced neoclassical pieces incorporate these sculptures in today’s classic interiors.

I found these images of dining rooms, where busts were proudly and cleverly displayed. Enjoy.

A big scale bust in a chic Paris apartment, courtesy of Elle Decor, photography by Marriane Hass

Art collector Peter Hone's display of his classic antiquity, note the small busts in the middle of the table. photography by Tim Clinch

Designer Stephen Shubel displayed a Terra-cotta bust in this beautiful setting, photography by Alan Weintraub

1 comment:

Jeanette {A Passion for Home} said...

Very inspirational photos you've shared. There is something about a bust that just gives off a wonderfully classic vibe.

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