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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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Goudreaux Painting Will Return to Kiev Museum

Goudreaux Painting Will Return to Kiev Museum

Museum of Western and Oriental Art in Kiev, also known as the Bogdan and Varvara Khanenko Museum of Art, has been searching for masterpieces that disappeared from the institution’s art collection during the Second World War for many years. The ...

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Fantasy Architecture: First Exhibition Dedicated to Jean-Jacques Lequeu

Fantasy Architecture: First Exhibition Dedicated to Jean-Jacques Lequeu

The first exhibition entirely dedicated to Jean-Jacques Lequeu and his fantasy architecture on paper takes place in the Petit Palais, City of Paris Fine Art Museum. Very little is known about bizarre draughtsman and architect Jean-Jacques Lequeu (1757-1826). He was ...

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Nightmare Art Inspired by War: First US Exhibition of Fritz Ascher Works

Nightmare Art Inspired by War: First US Exhibition of Fritz Ascher Works

Fritz Ascher belongs to the artists, which experienced the Nazis oppression – he was prohibited from creating his art works, to exhibit and sell his nightmare art paintings. The first U.S. retrospective of significant but forgotten German artist (1893 — ...

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What Are the Most Expensive Religious Artifacts in the World?

What Are the Most Expensive Religious Artifacts in the World?

Just like most historical objects, religious artifacts are both tangible and symbolic. Moreover, they hold important meaning to the world, helping us understand people and cultures of the past. It is no wonder that most religious artifacts are considered priceless ...

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Best Religious Paintings and Their Hidden Meaning

Best Religious Paintings and Their Hidden Meaning

It is not a secret that religious icons, especially antique Russian icons, are full of symbolism. From texts and hand gestures to garments worn by saints, everything depicted in them has a deeper hidden meaning. The same applies to the ...

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Incredible Results for Books of Hours at Sotheby’s London

Incredible Results for Books of Hours at Sotheby’s London

A book of hours is a somewhat religious book that represents an illuminated manuscript popular in the Middle Ages. Each book of hours is unique; however, they all have a similar collection of psalms, prayers, and texts used for daily devotion. ...

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Latest Results of the Sotheby’s Russian Works of Art, Faberge & Icons Sale

Latest Results of the Sotheby’s Russian Works of Art, Faberge & Icons Sale

Russian art is gaining popularity with each passing year. The world’s best auction houses dedicate whole departments to Russian fine, decorative, and religious art, with sales results exceeding the most optimistic expectations. Let’s just remember antique Russian icons sold at the ...

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Antique Russian Icons as Masterpieces of Religious Art

Antique Russian Icons as Masterpieces of Religious Art

It is not a secret that antique Russian icons are renowned throughout the world for their spiritual power for believers. However, these beautiful hand-painted images also have a very high artistic value. Distinguished by the variety of colors, harmonious forms, and ...

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A Second Wind for Antiques—Vintage Luxury Making a Comeback

A Second Wind for Antiques—Vintage Luxury Making a Comeback

By Chris Powers Tarnished chess sets, iron beer mugs, stacks of vintage travel cases, and watches with patina inching its way around the surface. Antiquing was once a hobby, right up there with playing golf, building model airplanes, and collecting ...

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