Nicholas Roerich (Russia 1874-1947)
Buried Treasure (1917)
tempera on canvas
…a great deal of what we are now seeing in the blue-chip galleries, the art fairs, and the auction houses is a new kind of pompier, with avant-garde attitudes that are by now venerable traditions turned into surface effects, mechanistic contrivances rather than experiences freely imagined or freshly felt.
Édouard Vuillard (French, 1868-1940), Walking in the Vineyard , c.1897-1899. Oil on canvas, 260.4 × 248.9 cm.