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Published by Lorenzo Ciotti 17 November 2017 Leonardo's Salvator Mundi breaks down every record!
Leonardo da Vinci breaks down every record! Or rather, the artwork Salvator Mundi, an oil on canvas paint, was beaten by Christie's auction in New York for a stunning amount of 450 million. It is still anonymous the lucky buyer. The auction, lasting 19 minutes, has torn every previous record; starting with a basic amount of 75 million, the offers were continuous and wild. This is Le...
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Published by Lorenzo Ciotti 09 October 2017 The Artwork of the Month - October 2017
The month that introduces us to the heart of autumn brings with it combinations of colors, light and temperatures. Leaves go from green to orange to red. Mists appear, as are the first fires. A bit of melancholy takes us, and the work to associate with October is William Turner's Fighting Téméraire. It is a canvas oil painting of 1838, kept at the National Gallery in Londo...
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Published by Lorenzo Ciotti 02 September 2017 The Artwork of the Month - September 2017
The Monthly column Artwork of the Month, underlines the painting by Eugène Delacroix The Liberty leading the People. Dating back 1830, and preserved at the Louvre Museum in Paris, it is one of the most famous artworks of history, and the most famous work of the artist. In the painting, oil on canvas, people of all ages and of all social classes are united in the struggle against the ...
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Published by Lorenzo Ciotti 02 July 2017 The artwork of the month - July 2017
Summer comes alive. Swelterings un alternates with fresh, stormy days. July is a month full of colors, nuances that bring a kind of quiet and stable tranquility, during the year. Claude Monet's impression, sunrise, has many aspects which go together the current month. Conserved at the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris, this is a oil on canvas painting of 1872, likely exhibited for t...
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Published by Lorenzo Ciotti 02 June 2017 The Artwork of the Month - June 2017
Girl with pearl earring, or Girl with turban, is defined by many like Dutch Mona Lisa. It is a canvas oil painting by Jan Vermeer, produced by the Flemish artist around 1666. It has also become famous thanks to a movie with Scarlett Johansson. The painting is now preserved at the Mauritshuis Museum in the Hague. A beautiful girl on dark background, half-bust, with her head slightly turn...
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Published by Lorenzo Ciotti 07 April 2017 New York ready to big spring auctions
Spring in New York promises to be hotter than ever. In May, Christie's and Sotheby's will welcome art lovers, collectors and investors chasing the big goal, that artwork which could enrich a collection. A cultural jewels to cherish for years to come. Despite the catalogs have not yet been published, the economy column of Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera gave a preview. Amon...
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Published by Lorenzo Ciotti 02 April 2017 The artwork of the month - April 2017
Yes, April is the birthday of the monthly column Artwork of the month! Our journey has indeed started last April 2016. For the first exit, we took under analysis La Primavera (Allegory of Spring) by the famous painting Sandro Botticelli. A year later, we celebrate the birth of our column with the Oath of the Horatii, absolute masterpiece of Jacques-Louis David. Preserved at the Louvre Museu...
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Published by Lorenzo Ciotti 29 March 2017 Sassoferrato from Louvre to St. Peter: the assembled collection
Sassoferrato from Louvre to San Peter: the assembled collection. So it calls the historical exhibition that will take place from 2017 April 8th to 2017 October 1st, at the Gallery Art treasures of the Foundation for Agricultural Education, located in St. Peter's Complex in Borgo XX Giugno, in Perugia (Umbria, Italy). Curated by Cristina Galassi and Vittorio Sgarbi, the artistic event wi...
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Published by Lorenzo Ciotti 12 February 2017 Mannerism, more than an art bridge
Mannerism could be defined as a bridge of art history. Why do we talk about a bridge? It connects between the Renaissance and the Baroque, but it is an art movement that has inspired hundreds of artists in the centuries to come, and in one way or another is part of the Italian and European art history. The artists of this movement, admired, celebrated and exhibited in major galleries around...
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Published by Lorenzo Ciotti 20 January 2017 The landscapes of William Turner and John Constable
The landscape art has always inspired hoards of artists aimed to capture special moments and landscapes that have gone through the history of humanity. Many paintings have marked an era, remaining as evidence of ancient times, natural and architectural contexts that have changed over time, as actual photographs of historical chronology. We remember many of the landscapes artists of various tren...
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