interactive starry night by Vincent van Gogh

February 12th, 2012

A visualisation of the flow of the famous painting Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh.

Starry Night (interactive animation) from Petros Vrellis on Vimeo.

Record price for ‘Card Players’ by Cezanne by Qatar Royal Family

February 6th, 2012

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:

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Edgar Degas paintings

February 6th, 2012

Our collection of paintings by impressionist painter Edgar Degas was expanded considerably today. Feel free to explore!

bringing art to life

November 21st, 2011

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.

100 years ago Mona Lisa disappeared

August 21st, 2011

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.

famous paintings animated

August 1st, 2011

Some 20 years ago Maarten Koopman made an awarded series of animated shorts showing the ‘making of’ famous paintings. For ‘The Bedroom’ by Vincent Van Gogh, he even won the Special Jury Prize, at the Film festival Cannes in 1990.
You can see the series here: part 1 and part 2

Lucian Freud deceased july 21, 2011

July 24th, 2011

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.

Art history quiz

July 17th, 2011

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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!

Letter from Mick Jagger to Andy Warhol

April 21st, 2010

Mick Jagger to Andy Warhol

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January 10th, 2010

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