How much do works of art cost?
I will try to explain how prices are formed, with references to the points in time when this or that criterion emerged.
7 stories about things that inspired Joan Miró
Hunger hallucinations, playing with fire, tons of clay and a single woman — Joan Miró found inspiration in everything.
The Passion of Marie: on the Brink
The drama by the Danish director Bille August, The Passion of Marie is dedicated to Marie Krøyer, the wife of the most famous Danish artist, Peder Severin Krøyer.
Encyclopedia of Styles
An alternative to art “hidden” from the masses in museums and galleries.
Gauguin in the movie: the Savage and the Eternal Sufferer
For many years, films about artists are haunted by some kind of evil fate: these films are either not feature motion or extremely far from biographical. When it comes to outstanding personalities, filmmakers tend to dramatize and romanticize. And considering the famous artists, such an attitude, perhaps, was most strongly reflected in films about Paul Gauguin. The filmmakers were even not too…
How Kuindzhi painted Aivazovsky's fence
At the age of 15, Arkhip Kuindzhi started studying art under Aivazovsky. A shy, full-bodied young man arrived in Feodosia wearing a shirt, a colourful vest, checkered pants bubbling on his knees, and a straw hat. The young Kuindzhi really amused Ivan Aivazovsky and his daughter Elena, who had a good laugh at his naive village daub and crimson face. Arkhip lived under the shed in the yard for two months, since he was not allowed into the studio. At the end of his "training" the master entrusted Kuindzhi to paint his fence (though he got some practical advice from Aivazovsky's disciple Adolf Faessler). Kuindzhi learned this lesson for life and Kuindzhi never refused anyone anything.