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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Italian painting of XVII-XVIII centuries
Around 1600 in Rome formed two directions-caravaggism and academism, largely determined the further development of not only Italian but also the entire European painting of the subsequent time. Caravaggio and…

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THE MOST EXPENSIVE PAINTINGS OF 2016
TOP 10 auction sales in 2016 was as follows: 10th place "Peach blossom of spring" 1982. Zhang Daxian. Sotheby's auction, Hong Kong, April 5, 2016. - 34,899 million $ The…

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THE MOST EXPENSIVE PAINTINGS SOLD IN THE WORLD IN 2013.

The past year is remembered for several high-profile auctions and impressive amounts of sales.

1. November 12, 2013 at Christie’s auction easily went under the hammer the work of Francis Bacon Triptych “Three sketches for the portrait of Lucien Freud” for 142 million us dollars and became the most expensive painting ever sold at auction. It is noteworthy that the auction lasted only 6 minutes.

The painting was painted by the artist at king’s College London in 1969. The author posed close friend and colleague – English artist Lucien Freud.

The work was put up for sale by a collector from Europe, the name of the buyer is also not disclosed
2. Andy Warhol – ” silver car Crash.” Sold at auction in new York for $ 105 million, 13.11.2013
The work is 4 x 2.4 meters in size and consists of two parts. On one of them 15 photos of the car twisted as a result of collision with a tree are placed. The second part is an abstract work that had not been exhibited for 13 years before.

3. The works of the Spanish master Pablo Picasso arouse the constant interest of art lovers. The painting “Woman sitting by the window” was created in 1932 and is dedicated to the “Golden Muse” of the artist – Marie-Therese Walter. Over the years, this lady inspired the artist to create many of his works. The painting was sold at Sotheby’s on February 6, 2013 via telephone auction for $ 44.9 million.

4. Amedeo Modigliani’s painting “Portrait of Jeanne hébuterne” is also a love story. In the portrait the artist depicted his beloved and Muse – artist Jeanne Uboutin. The work was written shortly before Modigliani’s death. The loss of a loved one was unbearable for a woman. Unable to cope with her grief, she threw herself out of the window while pregnant with their second child. The painting sold at Christie’s auction on February 6, 2013 for $ 42 million. The name of the buyer is not known.

5. Fra Bartolomeo’s “Madonna and child” written on the Board was sold at Christie’s auction on January 30, 2013 for $ 13 million. This is a record amount for the paintings of the artist.

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…

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"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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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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Children's art: children about the works of ciurlenis, Pollock, Magritte, Goya
We continue to collect children's opinions about the works of famous artists. Which picture is the most terrible, and which is the most beautiful? We remind you that in our…

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