Baroque Artists, Exhibitions, Great Mistresses, Renaissance, Subjects for discussion

ARTEMISIA!

Finally, after three hundred and fifty years, a woman artist has risen to the ranks of those artists and sculptors who are known by a single name, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese, Botticelli, Donatello, Rodin, Picasso – all of them men.   The work of Artemisia Gentileschi (1593 - 1654/56) is currently being exhibited at… Continue reading ARTEMISIA!

Portraiture

Leonardo da Vinci – The Salvator Mundi

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