View from the balcony of my new apartment
Recent months have seen a slow-down in frequency of posts at 3PP. I would like to take this opportunity to let readers know that my art historical adventures have continued, albeit in a different mode. In fact, in recent months most of the art objects I have been perusing have been to furnish my new apartment.
While I do plan to return to the standard and type of posts one would expect to see at 3PP, I have enjoyed this opportunity to exercise my aesthetic tastes and decorate my new living space with pieces recalling the Renaissance and beyond.
A selection of my more favourite pieces can be seen below:
This copy of the famous bronze by Donatello has been in my collection for a couple of years, turning up at an antique store, much to my delight (finding such a replica is extremely difficult in Australia at the best of times)
The Victorian Neoclassicist painter - Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema - made a lucrative career from depicting idealised scenes from Ancient Greece and Rome. One particular topic, the accession of the Emperor Claudius, was represented in no less than 3 paintings. My favourite of these is A Roman Emperor - the original of which is at the Walters Museum. I commissioned this copy several years ago, having always been fond of the scene, its message, and the masterful way Alma-Tadema constructed the dramatic tableau.
A recent addition to my collection has been this copy of Verrocchio's Cupid with Dolphin. Both this piece and the Donatello David allow an instant association with Florence, with the originals of these works being located in museums there.
In the background can also be seen my smaller scale copy of the famous Chloe, a portrait of a young Parisian woman by Jules-Joseph Lefebvre, and also a Melbourne icon. I recently had the pleasure of having a drink at Chloe's bar, part of the Young and Jackson's pub to which she famously belongs.
Enjoying a drink with an old friend #prosecco #chloe pic.twitter.com/mltMA06vpd
— Hasan Niyazi (@3pipenet) September 20, 2013
With Special Thanks
I would like to express most sincere thanks to the following individuals for their inspiration, guidance and support during the recent period of great transition:
Sister Mo Alato
Edward Goldberg & Alexandra Korey
Dave & Zalak
Hasret, Tim & Taylan,
3PP will return soon!