But in the Edwardian years, having worked for the Francophile classicist, Thomas Verity, he joined the avant-garde by developing an enthusiasm for a revived neoclassicism--what contemporaries called the neo-Grec
. He was a pioneer in that refined and civilised version of modernism, the Regency Revival (which the rooms at Avenue House exemplified at first before they began to fill up).
Having earned the Grand Prix de Rome in 1824--his laurel wreath rests with reliquary stillness in a glass case alongside his box of drawing instruments, its lid decorated with signature Neo-Grec
motifs--the twenty-three-year-old spent the next five years as a pensionnaire at the Villa Medici, scat of the French Academy in Rome.
On his own, Eidlitz became a much bolder architect as seen in his muscular designs for the Brooklyn Academy of Music (1860-1861) and the New York Produce Exchange (1860-1861), which show the influence of the Victorian Gothic and Neo-Grec
If there is a distinctly Kahnian influence at work in the Hopkins building, the old headquarters, completed in 1932 to designs by Septimus Warwick, is a typical example of the American-inspired 'Neo-Grec
' of the interwar years.
IN HIS DEPICTION of subjects from classical myth and literature, Jean Lecomte du Nouy (1842-1923) followed the tenets of the neo-grec
(new Greek) movement, whose pioneers included both Charles Gleyre and, most importantly, Jean Leon Gerome, one of its foremost exponents.
The fact that 'en neo-grec
l'expression est normalement liee a Paques, comme terme technique pour le samedi avant Paques' does not explain how a Saturday four weeks before the earliest possible date for the celebration of Easter can be called a 'great sabbath'.
, four story townhouse has a lovely brownstone facade.
'The Spectacular Art of Jean-Leon Gerome' is the first major retrospective of the 19th-century French artist and traces his career from its neo-Grec
beginnings in the studio of Paul Delaroche to later history paintings such as Pollice Verso (Thumbs Down) of a gladiatorial battle scene (1872).
He was, like any arriviste, keen to put his stamp on the externals while not worrying about what happened behind the neo-Grec
columns and pilasters.
Astor II in 1884 as a store, the Thomas Stent designed property has a Neo-Grec
detailed facade spanning ten bays on Broadway, fourteen bays on Prince Street and ten bays on Crosby Street.
But those in Southport, as designed in the sophisticated neo-Grec
manner by Grayson and Barnish in the early 1920s, with sculpture by H.
Sculptor Donald Judd owned, lived in, and worked in the neo-Grec
SoHo cast iron building at 101 Spring Street for 26 years until his death in 1994.