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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TRUE MASTERPIECES OF OUR TIME
Learn to distinguish the real painting from dull hack-work. Selling paintings is a promising business! Especially today, when the paintings are not only an object of admiration, a manifestation of…

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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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Principal ballet of the century: Oscar Schlemmer and the Bauhaus theatre

The XX century was generous with artistic experiments, performances, plexus of different types of art, plotless, symbolic, abstract, provocative actions. But with all this defiant diversity, there is one theatrical production a century ago that still looks avant-garde and bold. It is periodically revived by choreographers for contemporary theater festivals and is constantly quoted: in fashion collections, in photographs, design, stage images. This is Oscar Schlemmer’s Triadic ballet, which premiered in Stuttgart in 1922.

“Triadic ballet” was actually an experimental student production, but, like most of the developments conceived and carried out within the walls of the Bauhaus, it became a cult work and changed not only theatrical art, but also design, painting and sculpture. Continue reading

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

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 life and amazing adventures of Ivan Myasoedov
Ivan Myasoedov did not resemble a stereotypical artist, as he was used to seeing the layman. He could tie a knot in a poker, appear in public in the buff,…

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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 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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