One of Paul Cezanne’s most-loved paintings has sold for USD 250 million, currently the highest price ever paid for a work of art.
The Card Players was bought by the Gulf kingdom of Qatar. The ruling royal family beat two of the world’s top art dealers to win the masterpiece. The painting is one in a series of five works depicting Provencal peasants immerged in their game of cards. The following painting can be found in our gallery:
Our collection of paintings by impressionist painter Edgar Degas was expanded considerably today. Feel free to explore!
Bringing art to life is a much loved theme for several photographers. Famed photographer Peter Lindbergh gives us his vision on these artworks. The photoshoot for Harper’s Bazaar magazine involved Hollywood actress Julianne Moore recreating famous paintings such as Woman With a Fan by Amadeo Modigliani, The Artist’s Wife by Egon Schiele, Madame X by John Singer Sargent and Adele Bloch-Bauer I by Gustav Klimt.
Today it is exactly 100 years ago that Mona Lisa, the celebrated masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci, disappeared from the Louvre museum in Paris. On Aug. 21, 1911, an Italian house painter named Vincenzo Peruggia, who had briefly worked on a project at the Louvre, walked out of the Paris museum with the painting. He kept police and newspapers speculating about the crime for more than two years before sending a letter to a Florence art dealer offering him the painting. Peruggia was soon caught and successfully tried.
It is sad to hear that painter Lucian Freud died july 21. He is known for his monumental and intense portraits. Freud painted nude figures with an often aggressive realism.
I just came by this crazy art history referral. Could you guess all the paintings depicted in the music video of Hold your Horses? Would be a nice art history exam!
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