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It is a Scream that has created an uproar in the world of art auctions and has become the most expensive painting. The only privately owned version of Edvard Munch’s The Scream set a world record Wednesday when it sold for $119.9 million at Sotheby’s in New York. The 1895 pastel which features a haunted figure in front of a red backdrop, surpassed estimates to become the most expensive work of art to be sold at auction following the  [ Read More ]

Beautiful

In his famous 1758 treatise, Edmund Burke defines Beauty as “a name I shall apply to all such qualities in things as induce in us a sense of affection and tenderness, or some other passion most nearly resembling these…It is not by the force of long attention and enquiry that we find any object to be beautiful; beauty demands no assistance from our reasoning; even the will is unconcerned; the  [ Read More ]

At over 8 ft by 6 ft (260cm x 185cm), this central panel of a triptych for the Altarpiece for the Saints of Cologne presented viewers with an almost life size tableau of the classic Biblical scene (large version here). It was painted in the 1440′s by the late Gothic German painter Stefan Lochner, also known as Stephan Lochner or Stephen Lochner. Lochner combines the German Gothic style with influences from  [ Read More ]

GEORGIAN CULTURE

Georgian Alphabet Georgian Alphabet is very old and doesn’t resemble any other alphabet in the world. It has passed three stages of development: “Asomtavruli” (majuscule), “Nuskhuri” (minuscule) and “Mkhedruli” (civil). On the left you see the oldest known Georgian inscription of V c. (Bolnisi church) The “Asomtavruli” can be traced in the written texts including the 11th century. From the 9th century there came into use the “Nuskhuri” alphabet and that remained  [ Read More ]

Modigliani’s mannered art

The third great outsider among the émigrés in Paris died all too soon. The Italian Amedeo Modigliani destroyed himself through drink and drugs, driven desperate by his poverty and bitterly ashamed of it. Modigliani was a young man of fey beauty, and his work has a wonderful slow elegance that is unusual, but compelling. Through the influence of the Rumanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi, he fell under the spell of primitive  [ Read More ]

Despite physical limitations caused by a childhood accident, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s artistic gifts were nearly limitless. His interest — and deep involvement in — the Parisian nightlife made him one of the foremost chroniclers of the French fin de siècle. Though many critics would classify Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec as a post-Impressionist, Toulouse-Lautrec shared many of the same interests as the traditional Impressionists. Paintings such as At the Moulin Rougecentered around the urban  [ Read More ]

How Henri Matisse Worked

Henri Matisse was the key artist in the Fauvist movement of the early 20th century, one of the first avant-garde movements in European art. Matisse came from humble beginnings and rose to the top of the international art world. His long and prolific career started before the turn of the century and spanned two world wars, several painting styles and art media from painting to sculpture to paper cutouts. Matisse  [ Read More ]

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