"Bavarian rose" - Empress Sissi. Ceremonial portraits, drama, life (part 1)
The extraordinary beauty of the Empress of Austria and fascinating conversations with her while posing admired Franz the Magnificent-artist Winterhalter. And sissy herself, as Elizabeth of Bavaria was called by…

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"Frida": cinema, love, art and struggle
There are not many really good films about artists. In some cases, the creators brings too modest budget, which inevitably affects the quality. Sometimes the fault is too boring or…

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"Red, red, freckled." The most famous redheads in art history
People with natural red hair color always attracted attention with their "unconventionality" - real or far-fetched. And throughout the history of art, artists from Sandro Botticelli to Dante Gabriel Rossetti…

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THE MOST HIGH-PROFILE SALES OF PAINTINGS IN THE WORLD IN 2014

1. Barnett Newman “Black fire I” 1961 g-84 160 000 USD
The masterpiece was sold under the hammer on may 13, 2014 at Christie’s evening auction and set a price record for the works of this artist . For comparison, the previous sale of the painting “Onement VI” earned 43 800 000 USD.
2. Andy Warhol-two silkscreens of the famous American artist were exhibited in November 2014 at the togas of Christie’s auction house and were successfully sold
“Triple Elvis” 1963-81 900 000 USD, “Four Marlon” 1966-69 600 000 USD
Both works from the corporate collection of the casino chain Westspiel, Germany have not been exhibited before, than fueled additional interest of the public.
3. Francis bacon’s ” Three sketches for a portrait of John Edwards “, 1984 – 80 000 000 USD
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Abakumov Mikhail Georgievich
Abakumov Mikhail Georgievich. Painter. Born on February 25, 1948 in Kolomna, Moscow region. In 1968 he graduated from the Moscow art and industrial school. Kalinin. In 1977 — all-Union state…

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WHAT IS A PORTRAIT TO ORDER TODAY?
People tend to want to leave their mark in history, perpetuating their own image in the form of a portrait on canvas. In former times, to order a portrait could…

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Pre-Raphaelite painting in the details on the outfits and armor (part 2)
"The dress of the lady of Shallots is absolutely fantastic, from the historical point of view it can not be considered. — There is a round mirror behind the lady…

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Such different Rembrandts: 5 films about the great Dutchman (part 1)
Rembrandt from the movie of the 1930-ies — rosy Joker and a bit of a klutz. Rembrandt 1970's-tacit and a gloom type of with heavy mournfully maniac. Rembrandt 2000-x-charming Zippy…

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