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The Meaning of Colors in Religious Icon Art

The Meaning of Colors in Religious Icon Art

Religious icon art has its origins in the early days of Christianity, when the first and one of the most famous icon painters, Luke the Evangelist, created this unique craft. The art itself flourished at times of the Byzantine Empire. ...

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The Haunting Black Paintings by Francisco Goya

The Haunting Black Paintings by Francisco Goya

What do you feel when you hear the name Francisco Goya? Resounding fear, motionless terror, the stark realism of a great master, or all together? Are you still sure we are thinking about the same Francisco Goya? One of the ...

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The First Examples of Christian Art

The First Examples of Christian Art

Christian art plays a significant role in the global culture, as since its inception, a vast number of religious art masterpieces have been created. The history of Christianity has more than two thousand years, and it is one of the three ...

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Religious Art: History and Techniques

Religious Art: History and Techniques

Religious art tells a story featuring deeper meaning hidden between the brush strokes and sharp edges of paintings, sculptures, and other forms of art. Faith has always created a feeling of mystery with stories of higher beings possessing powers beyond ...

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Antique Jewelry: Your New Fashion Statement

Antique Jewelry: Your New Fashion Statement

There is some sort of unspoken romanticism with antique jewelry. As humans, we have lived through thousands of years, each decade and century adding another fascinating chapter to the history books. This evolution of designs and materials has led us to the ...

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Expert Tips on Shipping Old Master Paintings Safely

Expert Tips on Shipping Old Master Paintings Safely

Old Master paintings enjoy evergreen popularity and beat all records in sales by grossing unbelievable revenues for their owners, as is proven by Old Master auctions held by Sotheby’s and other auction houses. However, if you are a NY-based avid fan of ...

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The Mystery of the Voynich Manuscript

The Mystery of the Voynich Manuscript

The legendary Voynich Manuscript is a Holy Grail for historiographers and linguists. This mysterious book was written in the unknown language during the Italian Renaissance. On the pages of Voynich Manuscript, you may see the zodiac signs, plants, astronomic symbols, ...

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Shipping Ceramics: Packing Tips

Shipping Ceramics: Packing Tips

When you are buying antiques made of ceramics and want to ship them, you may experience some difficulties. This material is fragile, so the risk to break the 11th-century vase into little pieces scales up massively. What should you do ...

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Jean-Michel Basquiat Exhibition in New York

Jean-Michel Basquiat Exhibition in New York

Nowadays, a zest for art among wealthy people is a sign of good manners, so many of them organize exhibitions, buy pieces of art and even the whole museums. Sometimes their collections of masterpieces are so extensive that they can ...

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Another Scandal Around “Salvator Mundi”

Another Scandal Around “Salvator Mundi”

The National Gallery, one of the well-known art galleries in London, has to justify the inclusion of the scandalous painting “Salvator Mundi” (“Savior of the World”) in the retrospective exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci that was held in 2011-2012. Author ...

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