The 15th century Flemish artists have long been referred to as 'primitive'. You might ask why this idea that artists who hail from north of the Alps comes from and just who they are. My concept of primitive is not quite the level of sophisticted observation depicted on a flat surface as seen in the… Continue reading Is the work of 15th century Flemish artists ‘primitive’?
On Wednesday 15th November 2017 Christie’s sale rooms in New York offered a painting of Christ as Saviour of the World by the Renaissance polymath, Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519). The hammer price reached was $400,000,000! This painting has to be one of the most incredible finds of the 21st century. I was privileged… Continue reading Leonardo da Vinci – The Salvator Mundi