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Francesco Albani's The judgement of Paris (Il giudizio di Paride). Photograph: Alberto Otero Herranz/Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid The National Gallery of Victoria has many splendid attractions to be found within its doors, including a fine
Think of Michelangelo's self-portrait in his Last Judgment fresco a rubbery visage staring blankly out from drooping, flayed flesh, representative of the martyrdom of St...Painters from time immemorial have felt a kinship with the human body,
Collectable Playing Cards based in Huntley Illinois has teamed up with artist Johnny Whaam and The United States Playing Card Company to create an exciting new deck for your collection, Bicycle Old Masters Playing Cards! This deck presents 12 court
Over bacon and eggs with Jackie Wullschlager, the director of the National Gallery rails against the istorting' effects of contemporary art Every director of a public museum must balance the long view with short-term demands; each takes a different
Tomilson Hill Pacing Horse, from around 1573, by the Flemish-born sculptor Giambologna. It may not be unusual for the Frick Collection to present an exhibition of bronze sculptures; over the past decade, there have been five such shows. But pairing
With all eyes on the multimillion-dollar paintings, drawings and sculptures being sold at the Impressionist, modern and contemporary art auctions that begin in New York next week, it may seem a tad arcane even boring to focus on an illuminated
The Frieze Art Fair closed on Sunday leaving thousands of visitors by turns in raptures, enraged or simply befuddled. The big international buyers were in town and Frieze revealed the sales highlights of the four-day fair. One of the most eye-
June 27, 2013 Old Masters, Newly Acquired , at the Morgan Library & Museum, is a ritualistic debutante ball of a show; it shows off about a hundred pre-1900 drawings, all donated, bequeathed or purchased from 2009 to 2012. Dispensing with themes and
A 17th century Dutch masterpiece that graced the collections of Catherine the Great's art adviser and Russia's Hermitage Museum before being seized by the Nazis sold for nearly $3.4 million at auction, a record for the artist Gerrit van Honthorst. "
University of Reading sketch is by Rubens The small sketch made of the Queen of France has been valued at £75,000 A drawing owned by the University of Reading has been confirmed as a work by 17th Century artist Sir Peter Paul Rubens. The 4.25in by 3.