Leonardo da Vinci, "Savior of the World (Salvator Mundi)", approx. 1500. Private collection
The panel “Savior of the World”, attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, did not appear in public. In early summer, the Louvre Museum of Abu Dhabi - the owner of the most expensive paintings in the world - announced that it will be put on public display in September. However, shortly before the presentation, a message arrived that the event was postponed indefinitely without explanation. Now the work, which allegedly one Arab prince has changed to a mega-yacht, is rumored to be in a Swiss vault. And experts, meanwhile, continue to argue about who wrote Christ with the crystal ball.
Andrea Mantegna, "The Resurrection of Christ" (c. 1492). Carrara Academy, Bergamo
The discovery of Andrea Mategni’s painting “The Resurrection of Christ” in the vaults of the Carrara Academy in Bergamo, Italy, can be safely called the discovery of the year. Thanks to the tiny cross at the bottom of the panel, we were able to identify it as part of the “Descent to Limb” panel (c. 1492), which was divided in the past.
Both halves are now reunited at Mantegna and Bellini exhibition in London.
The Bruegel exhibition at the Vienna Museum of Art History undoubtedly deserves some art Oscar in the blockbuster of the year nomination. For the first time in world history, three-quarters of the entire creative heritage of the Northern Renaissance master are collected in the halls. The exhibition is timed to the 450th anniversary of the death of Peter Bruegel the Elder. The value and fragility of the exhibits is such that such a show can hardly be repeated in the coming decades.Procession on Calvary (Carrying the Cross) Peter Bruegel the Elder1564, 124 × 170 cmThe first film made by the artist about the artist is “Van Gogh. On the threshold of eternity "Julian Schnabel - was presented at the Venice Festival in September. In this forum, the actor Willem Dafoe received an award for playing the role of the Dutch post-impressionist. He was also nominated for a Golden Globe. An exhibition of works by the director Orsay through the eyes of Julian Schnabel, timed to which several paintings by Van Gogh have become exhibits, is timed to the release of the film.Illustrations above: Julian Schnabel, "Roses (at the grave of Van Gogh) XVII" (2007)
Directed by the picture of Van Gogh. Photo by Julien Mignot / The New York Times
Jenny Savile, “Backed Up” (1992). Private collection
In October, the English woman Jenny Savile became the most expensive female painter living, when her painting “Backed Up” (1992) was sold for 9.5 million pounds sterling ($ 12 million) at Sotheby's auction in London.
This event would be covered more broadly if it were not for the Banksy prank that happened in the final of the same sale.
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