Mona Lisa – the mystery deepens
Posted On: 06:53:55 - 13/12/2015 - Viewed: 1064
The subtle smile of the "Mona Lisa" has enchanted the art world for more than 500 years. But does it belong to an entirely different woman?
Russia discovers two secret paintings under avant-garde masterpiece
Posted On: 14:43:39 - 02/12/2015 - Viewed: 2378
Art experts in Russia say they have discovered two earlier paintings with colourful Cubist images hidden under a monochrome masterpiece by Kazimir Malevich – “Black Square”.
Burning bright: The parallel lives of Edvard Munch and Vincent van Gogh
Posted On: 02:33:00 - 30/11/2015 - Viewed: 2698
Edvard Munch and Vincent van Gogh are pioneers in the story of modern paintings. Munch and Van Gogh never met but they had a lot in common, and ever since the 1890s art critics and curators have loved comparing their beautiful but troubled paintings.
“Heaven and hell are just one breath away!” Warhol’s eerie last work revealed
Posted On: 16:34:18 - 18/11/2015 - Viewed: 2398
More than 100 works made by Andy Warhol in the last years and months of his life, and never before exhibited, will be among the stars of next year’s –(2016) exhibitions at the Ashmolean museum in Oxford.
"Nu Couche" - 2nd-highest ever for painting at auction with $170.4 million
Posted On: 16:05:19 - 18/11/2015 - Viewed: 2307
A nearly 100-year-old painting of an alluring nude created by the Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani sold for $170.4 million on Monday night (9/11) becomes the second-highest price ever paid at auction for a work of art.
The most intriguing details in masterpiece “The Scream”
Posted On: 21:39:06 - 06/11/2015 - Viewed: 2584
Bought at auction in Sotheby's, New York, for $119.9m (£74m) in 2012, “The Scream” – Edvard Munch will join a select group of works that have sold for more than $100m
The hidden woman in Pablo Picasso's "The old Guitarist"
Posted On: 13:56:10 - 06/11/2015 - Viewed: 3849
During Pablo Picasso’s “Blue Period” (1901-1904), he faced the tough time and funds for art supplies were tight. Sometimes, when the artist was particularly strapped, he would substitute cardboard for canvas.
Vietnamese Oil Sets $840,000 Auction Record at Christie’s
Posted On: 23:47:02 - 20/10/2015 - Viewed: 2456
“View From the Hilltop”, an oil on canvas painting by Le Pho which sold for $840,000 on Nov. 22 at Christie's Hong Kong, setting an auction record for a Vietnamese painting.
The Real Story behind a self-portrait painting with ear bandaged of Vincent Van Gogh
Posted On: 11:24:32 - 18/10/2015 - Viewed: 2455
He's known as the tortured genius who cut off his own ear with a razor blade in a fit of lunacy after he had a row with Gauguin one evening shortly before Christmas 1888.
"Les Femmes d'Alger" could be a record-breaking week in New York
Posted On: 11:27:58 - 14/10/2015 - Viewed: 2261
Picasso’s Les Femmes d’Alger (Version ‘O’) became the most expensive work ever sold at auction when it fetched $179.4m at Christie's in New York – May 2015
Posted On: 22:26:36 - 10/10/2015 - Viewed: 2116
Picasso’s La Gommeuse (1901) is one of only four Blue Period paintings to come to auction in the past 28 years.On the back of the erotically charged picture of a cabaret dancer, which Picasso created when he was 19, is a painting of the artist’s flatmate Pere Mañach. According to the inscription, the work appears to have been a gift to Mañach, but Picasso cruelly pokes fun at his friend by depicting him with a woman’s body, urinating among some flowers.
Vietnamese lacquer paintings in Seoul - Korea
Posted On: 14:18:30 - 04/10/2015 - Viewed: 2733
Invited and sponsored by the HansaeYes24 Foundation, Hansae Co.,Ltd (Korea) and Hansae Vietnam Co.,Ltd, Art Tunnel gallery will host an exhibition featuring fourteen Vietnamese lacquer artists at Ganainsa Art Center, Seoul, from 15 July to 20 July 2015.
Posted On: 11:09:44 - 04/10/2015 - Viewed: 2400
According to Artprice there are 4500 auction houses all over the world According to Artnet this number is about 1500 of which 5 largest auction houses are as the followings
This $1.3 Million Painting Once Helped Save Nelson Mandela's Life
Posted On: 05:33:50 - 25/10/2015 - Viewed: 1155
Once auctioned to help defray Nelson Mandela's legal costs, a lost painting by South Africa's leading artist Irma Stern, sold in 9/9/2015 at Bonhams London for £842,500 ($1.3 million).