Is there still a crisis going on? Art record prices keep on breaking. Early this month Norwegian expressionist Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” became the most expensive artwork sold at auction, after it fetched $ 119.9 million. This week not only pop-art-artist Roy Lichtenstein’s “Sleeping girl” was sold for $ 45 million, “Orange, red, yellow” by Mark Rothko, broke the previous record for a work of his hand and is now the most expensive work of contemporary art with a pricetag of $ 86,9 million.
In Antwerp, for the first time since the seventies unknown work by Pieter Bruegel the Elder surfaced. The landscape will be shown in the Museum Mayer van den Bergh.
The drawing of a mountain landscape with two passengers is the first unknown drawing of the artist to show up since the seventies. According to the Museum Mayer van den Bergh, the work “both in composition and drawing techniques has all characteristics of Bruegel‘s work from the period 1552-1555.”
The museum describes the drawing as invaluable. “Bruegel has a very limited oeuvre: forty sixty paintings and prints. Such a rare work of such a great artist hardly ever appears.”
‘Claude Monet Painting’ by John Singer Sargent shows the master at work.
In his ‘studio boat’, painted by Edouard Manet.
Claude Monet in his famous garden, in front of the immortalized Japanese bridge.
Gustav Klimt – not at work but in his ‘habitat’.
Italian artist Anna Utopia Giordano took a Photoshop scalpel to 12 famous nude Venuses to see what art history class would’ve been like “if the aesthetic standard of our society had belonged to the collective unconscious of the great artists of the past.”
They remind me of the before and after adds in magazines, in which 20 pounds suddenly melt away. I wonder which one you prefer. The 21st century eye tends to choose the slim version.
Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Venus Anadyomene
Let’s restart our series of Artists in Action.
Salvador Dali most of the time appears to be goofing around or showing his distinctive moustache. How about some pictures of him in action?
Working at ‘Dream of Venus’.
Salvador Dali in his Studio, by Ernst Scheidegger.
Art can inspire you in many different ways, even when you want to pick a new outfit.
for more art inspired outfits go to georgina-m’s polivore collection.