Van Gogh's suicide: ten arguments why the murder story is a myth
Art critic Martin Bailey, a researcher of the life of Vincent van Gogh, says: a few years ago, he often asked the question " Why did the artist cut off…

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Abakumov Vitaly Vasilyevich
Abakumov Vitaly Vasilyevich. Art historian, painter 1923-1987. He was born on March 25, 1923 in the village of B. Gribanovsky, Voronezh region. In 1947 he graduated from the Moscow city…

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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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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

"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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Impressionism and Spain, or what happened in Spanish art after Goya and before Picasso
If you don't Google, how many Spanish artists of the XIX century will you name? And the Spanish Impressionists? Even sophisticated art lovers will remember is that of Joaquin Sorolla.…

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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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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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