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, and receipts of potions. Its pages are decorated with images … [Read More...]

Billy Gerard Frank at the Venice Biennale 2019

The art exhibition with a globally famous name, The Venice Biennale, opened its doors for the attendees for the 58th time on May 11. This year, it takes place under an intriguing name May You Live in Interesting Times, with its organizers emphasizing the need for the humanity to stop and … [Read More...]

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 Old Master art and have just bought … [Read More...]

Eye-Catching Abstract Paintings by Sophia Chizuco

Abstract paintings find their devoted admirers among many collectors of fine art, representing the most peculiar part of their collections. Abstract art originated in the early 20th century. The artists working in this artistic style do not use images of real objects and events – their art pieces reflect a … [Read More...]

Mesmerizing Abstract Art by Alejandro Mendez

Ever since its formation in the first half of the 20th century, such ethereal artistic movement as abstract art has found a large number of devoted followers. What is so exceptional about this type of visual language? When working in the abstract style, the artist uses the visual language of … [Read More...]

Groundbreaking NYC Art Show: The Armory Show

Over a hundred years ago, one daring NYC art show forever changed the American art world – it was the International Exhibition of Modern Art or, as it is called nowadays, The Armory Show. The very first international art fair was held in New York, Chicago, and Boston in winter … [Read More...]

The Biennale First Winner: Jimmy Durham

After we shared the most important facts about the Venice Biennale, the event’s Board of Directors has chosen this year’s Biennale first winner of the honorary “Golden Lion.” The ceremony that will be held on May 11 – the day of its opening to the public – will announce the … [Read More...]

The Amazing Louvre Trompe L’oeil

Among a myriad of famous contemporary street artists, Jean Rene (or just JR) is also gaining publicity and popularity. At the end of March, to mark the 30th anniversary of the Louvre Pyramid creation, he created the Louvre Trompe-l’oeil – a glass art installation. With glass art popular in … [Read More...]

The Mauritshuis Purchased Lastman’s Artwork

A remarkable painting by Pieter Lastman, the most influential teacher of Rembrandt van Rijn, has been in the wish list of the Mauritshuis for many years. Now this dream has come true – the Friends of the Mauritshuis Foundation with the support of an individual financial donor has purchased Lastman’s … [Read More...]

Leonardo da Vinci Drawings to Go on UK Tour

Leonardo da Vinci drawings have left Windsor Castle for a tour of the United Kingdom. The cultural program for the 500th anniversary of the death of the legendary master covered 12 cities of Great Britain. Photo credit: The Royal Collection Trust/rct.uk “There is the whole world in the Leonardo … [Read More...]

A Renaissance Sculpture Was Attributed to Michelangelo

The terracotta pieta discovered two decades ago, turned out to be a real treasure. Art critics, who have done a long detective work, proved that the exquisite terracotta figure of Mary with Christ in her arms is, indeed, the work by Michelangelo. Experts believe that the little Renaissance sculpture was … [Read More...]

$170 Million for “Judith Beheading Holofernes”

The large canvas artwork “Judith Beheading Holofernes,” which, according to some experts, was created by Italian artist Caravaggio, can be put up for sale this summer. Despite the fact that art experts have not come to a consensus about the authorship of the realist painting found in the attic, … [Read More...]

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 other day the museum has shared the good news: the … [Read More...]