The painting from the “Reclining Nude” series by Amedeo Modigliani became the second among the most expensive canvases in the world ever put up for auction. At Christie's auction in New York on November 9, the buyer laid out 170 million dollars for a masterpiece, with an estimate of 100 million. This is only 9 million less than the cost of Picasso's work “Algerian women (version O)”, which in May was bought for 179 million dollars, becoming the most expensive painting sold by auction.
On the night of October 16, the infamous Russian action artist Peter Pavlensky set fire to the Bank of France building. The fire broke out in the heart of Paris - on the Place de la Bastille. The first images from the scene posted on Twitter photographer Capuchin Henri. Judging by posts on social networks, other media representatives were present on Bastille Square: photographer Divergence of the agency Mark Shomey, as well as former employee of the Charlie Hebdo magazine, member of Femen Sarah Constantin.
The most discussed news of the last week: Cranach came to the National Gallery in London, Pizarro to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Picasso was accidentally lost in a train in Germany. Well, and Duchamp's “Fountain” is tipped off to even greater glory, if it is ... However, about everything - in order. The most famous readymade in history can become a symbol of a museum in Paris. The Pompidou Center in Paris has set itself the task of choosing a work that will become a symbol of the museum and help raise the visibility of the museum among tourists.
Art for children and children in art: a new thematic project has been launched in Arthive. On each page Arthive is a banner, clicking on which takes you to the thematic page. In the new section “Art for Children” we present: - collections of paintings that are great for children and adults - tips on how to better present art to children - stories about paintings and artists - “children's art criticism”: statements by young experts about famous works of art - tests that should be carried out with children And now - a brief digest of materials headings.
Drawing a naked woman with a striking resemblance to “Mona Lisa” may be the work of Leonardo da Vinci himself, and not his follower, as previously thought. Such a statement was made by experts of the Louvre, who study the work of coal, known as "Mona Bath". Now stored in the Conde Museum collection at Chantilly, north of Paris, can be reclassified.
Innovation may coincide with the Venice Biennale, which will begin in May 2019. If you are going to visit Venice this year during a sea cruise, you will have to pay for disembarking from the liner. The city on the water plans to charge tourists an additional 10 euros ($ 12) per day for a walk through its winding streets and canals, visits to historic sites and museums.
Rafael and Titian on the catwalk: Dolce & Gabbana brand presented dresses with masterpieces of the Renaissance
"Judith" Giorgione - from sequins. Titian - instead of a hat. Designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana dedicated their new couture collection of Italian painting. In the Milan Palace Litta showed a collection consisting of 210 outfits - female and male. Not all, but many costumes are built around reproductions of Renaissance paintings reproduced in different ways - mink fur, embroidery, tapestry.
Was Banksy at the evening sale at Sotheby's on Friday, October 5, in the evening? This question takes everyone from the moment when one of the most famous paintings of the Bristol artist self-destructively destroyed when the auction ended. "Girl with a balloon" (2006) was the last lot of the evening.
The total amount paid for the 10 top lots of the outgoing year amounted to 915 million 157 thousand 400 dollars. This year, there were no blockbusters of the Savior of the World scale by Leonardo da Vinci, sold for $ 450.3 million in 2017, at auctions. But in the top ten most expensive works sold by auction, there are new world records for major artists.
Every year, the British weekly The Economist places on the cover of the first January issue an encrypted message, a forecast for the upcoming financial and political year. In 2019, the landmark issue was decorated with a riddle made in the style of drawings by Leonardo da Vinci. Analyzing the collageCollagraphy is a relatively new type of embossed printing.
Each book tells us its story. But, as paradoxical as it may sound, a hundred books put together can tell a lot more than a hundred stories. More precisely - to show. The best friends and passionate lovers of reading Elizabeth Sagan and James Trevino are sure of this.
We present the art digest of the first week of December-2018: the most high-profile news and events of modern art, which reflect the spirit and features of our time. The Turner Prize 2018 was awarded to an artist from Scotland for a film shot on the camera of a smartphone. Charlotte We wait, a 44-year-old artist from Glasgow took home the main prize of British art for her poetic film Bridgit, shot on iPhone, in which native landscapes entered into dialogue with features of her strange personality.
And museum workers are against! We tell why the staff of the world's leading museums are indignant and what the short film by Chinese artist-dissident Ai Weiwei cut out from the film “Berlin, I love you”. We present an overview of news from the world of art that hit the main pages of the world media. Ai Weiwei again fell under censorship A short film by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei cut out from the anthology “Berlin, I love you” without any notice to the creator.
On Sunday, April 9, the public finally got the opportunity to get to the Venetian exhibition of Briton Damien Hirst. Exhibits for her, he created under the cloak of secrecy over the past decade. “The treasures from the wreck of the Incredible” are located in both the palaces of the Pino Foundation - in Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana.