Monday, March 22, 2010

Van Dyke, American Sculpture & Movies!


March 22, 1599: Anthony van Dyck, Flemish painter of the Baroque period who became the leading Court Painter to Charles I of England, was born.

March 22, 1814: Thomas Crawford, one of America's first sculptors of international acclaim, was born. Though he was most prolific in marble, his most prominent statue is the bronze 'Freedom Triumphant in War and Peace' which perches atop the U.S. Capitol dome.

March 22, 1895: In what is generally regarded as the first public display of a movie projected onto a screen, Auguste and Louis Lumiere showed their first movie to an invited audience in Paris.


"Prop Art. The Ken Paul Collection"
The catalog to an auction held in London by Sotheby’s on March 13-15, 2002.
Just before the movie boom of the 1950s, London antique dealer Ken Paul decided to become a prop supplier for movie sets, eventually spending 50 years supplying antique and modern props to the biggest movie studios. The furniture, silver, textiles and art auctioned here was used in movies and television shows including 101 Dalmatians, Band of Brothers, I Claudius, Harry Potter, Lawrence of Arabia, Shakespeare in Love, Titanic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Chocolat, Gladiator, Gosford Park, Howard’s End, and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, as well as many James Bond films.


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