Etching techniques in modern graphics
The history of exlibris gives us an example of a surprising but fairly common metamorphosis. Born as an ordinary utilitarian owner's signature, ex-libris has become an independent section of artistic…

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ENGLISH WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS OF THE OLD MASTERS
Watercolor is often called the most capricious and unpredictable technique. This is due to many nuances of the behavior of water-based paints. An inexperienced artist in watercolor painting, even if…

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Graphics by Alexander Deineka of the 1920s and 40s
Alexander Deineka entered the history of Russian art primarily as the author of mosaic panels and large thematic paintings, as an enthusiastic fan of all equipment, terrestrial and celestial, as…

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Monthly Archives: April 2019

The most expensive sales on the world art market

One of the most interesting topics in the art market is the most expensive works sold in the world. We are talking about works sold in the last twenty or thirty years at auctions. Let’s just say that modern art prevails among them, the composition “Scream” by Munch is one of the most expensive works, although it was written by our contemporary. The old masters yield to impressionism, and the latter to modern art. But if you build this chain chronologically: first, the works of old masters, then impressionism and trends of the first half of the 20th century, and then modern art – the so-called Contemporary art, then you get this “rating”.

“Massacre of the innocents” by Peter Paul Rubens
You can start it with Rubens ‘work, ” Beating babies”, The most expensive of the old masters ‘ paintings, sold in 2002 for 77 million US dollars (now it would be adjusted for inflation, about 100 million US dollars). Continue reading

Investing in contemporary art-sales dynamics

Modern paintings can be a great investment. You only need to buy them in the right place, with qualified advice, and do not rush to ” skim the cream»

Painting as a legacy or a successful purchase
If you inherited an authentic Andy Warhol painting or purchased it yourself some 45-50 years ago, then you, your children, and grandchildren are well – off people. A less famous author can also make good money. After all, modern painting is not only an opportunity to surround yourself with something beautiful, but also a way to earn a lot.
Russians traditionally perceive investing in art objects as a kind of exotic. Continue reading

Paintings with bridges
The bridge-a sacred symbol of change and transition from one state to another, has always attracted the attention of artists of all times and peoples. Throughout the history of world…

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Artist Sergey Yuryevich Sudeikin
After the October revolution, the artist lived in Crimea for two years, then in Tiflis and Baku for a year, after which he emigrated to France-his way lay from Batumi,…

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Art history analysis and description of Pierre Auguste Renoir's painting " Nude»
Parisian women are born with all the flaws, but a wonderful fairy gives any of their flaws charm and charm. This fairy is grace. Heinrich Heine The painting "naked" was…

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Paintings with bridges
The bridge-a sacred symbol of change and transition from one state to another, has always attracted the attention of artists of all times and peoples. Throughout the history of world…

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