Portrait strokes: map of flaneur Edouard Manet
According to the rules of strolling it is important to walk slowly and aimlessly, to mix with the crowd, but remain separate from it, apart. For a creative person, whether…

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The history of the collection (part 2)
Gradually collecting works of art captures a wider range of Russian nobility. Since the second half of the XVIII century, well-known private collections of counts Stroganov, princes Golitsyn, Yusupov and…

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The history of the collection (part 4)
Work on completing the section of Italian painting has intensified significantly since the late 1960s. The author of these lines, having begun at that time his professional career as the…

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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
The auction was held in new York, at Christie’s auction on may 13, 2014. Continue reading

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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Such different Rembrandts: 5 films about the great Dutchman (part 2)
"Rembrandt: Portrait of 1669" (Netherlands, 1977) What movie? This is a detailed and unhurried narrative from the birth of Rembrandt ninth child in the Miller's family-and to the last days…

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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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THE 10 MOST EXPENSIVE PAINTINGS OF 2015
2015 exceeded all expectations and broke the most expensive sale in the world of painting in its history. But all in order. Here are the works that last year went…

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