Took controversial artist just 30 seconds to knock up in the back of a car Only estimated to sell for between £250 and £300 at auction By Phil Vinter PUBLISHED: 13:19 GMT, 27 March 2012 | UPDATED: 19:44 GMT, 28 March 2012 This could be the most generous tip a passenger has ever given to a driver. Sketch Damien Hirst knocked out in 30 seconds to give chauffeur sells for £4,500 at auction
By Eleanor Harding PUBLISHED: 15:58 GMT, 20 March 2012 | UPDATED: 15:17 GMT, 21 March 2012 Detective work by art historians has led to them discovering a new Van Gogh painting. Art historians discover new Van Gogh after testing piece previously attributed to unknown artist (and there's a hidden painting underneath)
Claude and Turner: Light show that fails to illuminate - Features - Art The other reason is to examine that relationship. That is no surprise. On first seeing a Claude masterpiece, in 1799, the young British watercolourist is supposed to have burst into tears, exclaiming that these were works "beyond the power of imitation." The story is probably apocryphal. But it expresses an undeniable truth: that Turner was above all obsessed with light and it was seeing the works of Claude that freed him to pursue his constant attempts to delineate it. Look at the two great "Altieri Claudes" brought to England to great acclamation by the extravagant figure of William Beckford – Landscape with the Father of Psyche sacrificing at the Temple of Apollo and Landscape with the Arrival of Aeneas before the City of Pallenteum – and you are immediately reminded of dozens of Turner oils.
Austerity Britain? Not for Sotheby's... as auction house sells £1BILLION of art in a year (including a £25m Picasso) Biggest sale was Francesco Guardi's View Of The Rialto Bridge, for £26.7m Egon Schiele's Houses With Laundry fetched £24.6m By Nick Enoch PUBLISHED: 10:51 GMT, 19 March 2012 | UPDATED: 11:09 GMT, 19 March 2012 If you've got an old painting gathering dust in the attic, now is the time to get it down to an auction house. While Austerity Britain languishes in the doldrums, with rising inflation and low wage increases, the art market is one sector that is booming.
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Today we want to blow your mind with the following experiment. Let’s imagine that now is the Renaissance. How would look celebrities in the Renaissance? Celebrities in the Renaissance
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"QUANTUM SHOT" #687 Link - article by Avi Abrams Bleak Walls Transformed by Creativity Urban landscape can be drab and featureless - but not when artists are spicing it up with spectacular wall paintings, as shown in this article. Some murals can be considered realistic illusions, some have educational and historical meaning, some can be labeled as "kitsch", but all of them are welcome splashes of color and creativity in the city's day-to-day life. (Restoration of the Fine Arts Museum of Brussels, photo by Maxime ) Extreme Murals & Painted Buildings
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Journey to the source: Finance in Florence - Europe - Travel Up the road, under Brunelleschi's magnificent cathedral dome, the austere Dominican preached powerful sermons against luxury and lewdness. His faith put him at odds with Renaissance humanism, as well as Church corruption. But as I discovered at an illuminating exhibition in Florence's Palazzo Strozzi, he was also in revolt against the values of a booming economy ruled by merchant bankers. The Renaissance flowered in Florence alongside the birth of the modern banking system. Money and Beauty: Bankers, Botticelli and the Bonfire of the Vanities, on until 22 January, teases out the links.