How much do works of art cost?
I will try to explain how prices are formed, with references to the points in time when this or that criterion emerged.
7 stories about things that inspired Joan Miró
Hunger hallucinations, playing with fire, tons of clay and a single woman — Joan Miró found inspiration in everything.
The Passion of Marie: on the Brink
The drama by the Danish director Bille August, The Passion of Marie is dedicated to Marie Krøyer, the wife of the most famous Danish artist, Peder Severin Krøyer.
Encyclopedia of Styles
An alternative to art “hidden” from the masses in museums and galleries.
Gauguin in the movie: the Savage and the Eternal Sufferer
For many years, films about artists are haunted by some kind of evil fate: these films are either not feature motion or extremely far from biographical. When it comes to outstanding personalities, filmmakers tend to dramatize and romanticize. And considering the famous artists, such an attitude, perhaps, was most strongly reflected in films about Paul Gauguin. The filmmakers were even not too…
Restorers discovered a self-portrait by Caravaggio on the reflection in a wine decanter
During the restoration of the Caravaggio’s "Bacchus", on the decanter, they found a vague reflection of a man – probably a self-portrait by Caravaggio. It is interesting that the glass decanter is to the right of the young god (posed by a famous model), and he holds his glass in his left hand. Apparently, the artist used a pinhole camera when creating a picture – an optical device for transferring an image of a real object to the surface, for example, a canvas. At the same time, the artist "transferred" himself.