Love Story in Paintings. Leonardo da Vinci and Salai
What was their relationship like in reality, no one would assert with certainty.
NFT Madness: How the Art World Uses a New Digital Phenomenon
Thanks to NFT, singer Grimes earned almost $ 6 million in 20 minutes, and artist Beeple raised $ 69 million for one picture. According to Forbes, in February 2021 alone, sales of digital objects using NFT amounted to $ 500 million. In the same year, Christie’s auction house held the first sale of a fully digital collection of works by renowned NFT artist Beeple, offering the buyers to pay their…
Lone Warrior: 10 Most Expensive Paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat
We have compiled top lists of the sold works by the New York art rebel.
Sex, Lies and Video: How the Leonardo Series Turned Out
Is there a lot of facts in it and what is the fiction based on?
Love Story in Paintings. Amedeo Modigliani and Jeanne Hébuterne
Amedeo and Jeanne lived together for a very short time, not very happily, and died two days apart.
How a woman "expelled" Sargent from Paris
At age 26, an American portraitist John Singer Sargent had a misfortune of meeting with a model Virginie Gautreau, a Frenchwoman, the wife of a large banker from Paris. The beauty, capable of very extravagant deeds, easily agreed to pose for the artist. But her full-growth portrait in a black dress, favorably emphasizing her curves, caused a real scandal in the Salon: everyone recognized the heroine of the "Portrait of the Lady X". In her profile, decorated with half-moon of the Roman goddess of hunting, the husband of the model saw a hint not at the majestic Diana, but at the hunting "hound", which sniffs, preparing to take the trail. At the behest of Pierre Gautreau, Sargent was accused of sexist attitudes and even immorality. As a result, the artist had to say goodbye to Paris.