Newsletter no. 15

Monday 21st August 2023

Each week discover the exhibitors of FAB PARIS 2023

This week, discover an imperial cabinet presented by Galerie Luohan, an oil on canvas by Rudolf Quittner selected by Galerie Florian Kolhammer and an oil on canvas by Georges Dorignac selected by Galerie Horizon Chimérique.

Galerie Luohan

For more than two decades, Galerie LUOHAN is offering Chinese furniture pieces, architectural elements and scholars objects, in particular strange rocks to be displayed in the studio or bigger ones for the garden.

From austere minimalism to refined sophistication, those vernacular objects illustrate an elegant art of living, blending serenity and poetry. If the history of a millenary culture and the thoughts that those objects tell in the simplest of manners, has contributed over the past centuries to nourish the western art with refreshing ideas, today, it keeps on supplying modernity with numerous features. Contemporary aspirations expecting a living environment appreciative and respectful of the natural principles and forces sound like an echo.

The prestigious interior projects, the gallery was involved in and the international museums which have placed their trust in its judgement, set Galerie Luohan as a reference on the international market of Chinese furniture. Galerie Luohan has been founded by Laurent Colson. During his time in China as an engineer in the high tech and the space industry, his scientific mind leads him to a deep interest in Chinese furniture. He was fascinated by the clever wood working and joinery technics, the beauty of the material, such as rare timbers and precious lacquer. He published articles on the matter and delivers regularly introductions in France or Asia. Besides, the strange and curious objects that populated scholars’ dreams, nurture his inclination for fantasy.

From the studio rocks, a subject he contributed to with essays, he moved to the field of garden rocks, publishing a book on the Art of Chinese gardens in partnership with Editions du Rouergue and the collaboration of the photographer Iris L. Sullivan. Originally established « quai Malaquais » in Paris, now Galerie Luohan welcomes collectors by appointment only or on the occasion of special events.

imperial dragon cabinet
Qing dynasty (1644-1911),
Kangxi period (1661-1722)
Orange lacquer, qiangjin (gilded incised lines),
tianqi (lacquer of a different colour infilled in the background lacquer)
and caihui (polychrome),

Florian Kolhammer

Our gallery in Vienna’s first district specializes in European art and antiques from the Jugendstil, Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods to Mid-Century Design.

We present our objects with exquisite pieces of furniture from around 1900.

Florian Kolhammer is one of the leading experts on glass from the glassworks Loetz and objects from Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien.

Rudolf Quittner (1872 - 1910), Aux bords du fleuve, oil on canvas,<br />
circa 1906

Rudolf Quittner
(1872 – 1910)
Am Ufer des Flusses
Circa 1906
Oil on canvas
H. 255 cm | L. 20 cm

L’Horizon Chimérique

Founded in 1987 in Bordeaux, L’Horizon Chimérique is both a publishing house and an art gallery specializing in paintings, drawings and sculptures from the 16th to the mid-20th century.

Over the years, the gallery has sold many pieces to museums. Our specialty is to contribute to the revelation of unpublished works and to a better knowledge of sometimes neglected artists, such as Georges Dorignac whom we resuscitated in 1995.

Each year, several catalogs are distributed in digital version where the works are studied with rigor, presented with clarity and for some drawn from anonymity.

Georges Dorignac (Bordeaux, 1879 - Paris, 1925), Grand Mandala, Circa  1920, Oil on canvas, 200 x 200 cm

Georges Dorignac
(Bordeaux, 1879 – Paris, 1925)
Grand Mandala
Circa 1920
Oil on canvas
200 x 200 cm


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