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16/11/2017 NEW YORK. The story was made before our eyes in the halls of Christie’s auction on Wednesday evening, when Salvator Mundi (circa 1500), considered the last work Leonardo da Vinci , in private hands, was sold for $ 450 million, making it the most expensive deal on the art market of all time. It was bought by the client by telephone at the auction after a 19-minute session, in which five participants participated, four remotely and one was present in person in the hall.
31/05/2017 Mother’s personality Leonardo da Vinci always been a mystery. For many decades, art historians have been trying to find information about a woman whose illegitimate son became the genius who created Mona Lisa.
29/03/2017 For many years, one painting was stored in the attic of the Old Cabell Hall, and then in the new art repository of the Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia. It depicted a young man in a velvet beret, and on a tiny tablet on the work frame there was only one word - “Rembrandt”.
15/12/2016 PARIS. Paris is a dream city for auctioneers. The chance to win a jackpot here is high, like nowhere else in the world. A person can just go in from the street and get a pile of drawings from the portfolio, among which there will be a lost job Leonardo da Vinci .
08/11/2016 FLORENCE. In November 1966, torrential rains caused the Arno River to overflow and flood the streets of Florence. Flooding the halls and cellars of museums and galleries, the raging waters damaged or destroyed thousands of paintings, frescoes and manuscripts - a tragic loss for the city, which is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance.
12/10/2016 ABERDINSHIRE. While working on another episode of the Air Force’s broadcast, Britain’s Lost Masterpieces, at the National Trust for Scotland’s Haddo House in Aberdeenshire, art historian Bendor Grosvenor and his team of experts found a picture that may belong to Raphael’s brush. Purchased for $ 25 at the end of the 19th century, today its price may rise to $ 26 million.
01/09/2016 Old masters, but new rules of the game: over the past few weeks, two experts on the work of old masters left Christie’s auction house at once. This was due to the fact that sales in this segment of the market fell immediately by 33 percent, as evidenced by the 2016 TEFAF Art Market report.
31/08/2016 It is impossible to guess what next time will offend people’s feelings. Not so long ago, researchers from the University of Cambridge found a skirt in the Renaissance manuscript, drafted by naked Eve in one of the illustrations. Rejection of nudity was not something special: for some time between the 16th and 18th centuries, especially prim owners of books painted over the nudity of biblical characters, even though it was recognized and revered by the church.
27/07/2016 Since its inception in 1973, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has the largest collection of works by the genius of post-impressionism. Until that moment, all the museum’s exhibitions were focused on demonstrating the high aesthetics and the progress of Dutch painting, the progress “on the verge of madness” that was achieved thanks to the artist’s creativity.
25/07/2016 At the age of 18, Francis O’Neill (Francis O’Neill), a novice young artist, went on a trip to Europe and was struck by the masterpieces of Rembrandt, which he happened to see in major museums. Like many before him, O’Neill admired the technical accuracy of the paintings of the great master.
23/05/2016 The boasting of the forger Shaun Greenhalgh that he made this drawing may be fantasy, but also the statement that the work belongs to the great Leonardo , causes no less doubt among experts.
26/04/2016 VATICAN. In those days when pontiffs rarely left Rome, Pope Gregory XIII ordered giant maps depicting the whole of Italy so that the head of the Catholic Church could explore the peninsula without leaving a safe city.
08/12/2015 Pascal Cotte spent more than 10 years analyzing the picture using reflected light.
24/08/2015 Can you recognize if someone is lying? There are scientifically proven signals that most people unknowingly use when they lie.
02/04/2015 After a year of research, the famous American artist Jenness Cortez announced the completion of her restoration work. Leonardo da Vinci " Mona Lisa "In the form that the picture could look at the time of its completion, at the beginning of the XVI century.