There are few works of art in the world that are more iconic than Leonardo da Vinci’s work, Mona Lisa. The legendary painting was originally commissioned as a portrait of Lisa Gherardini, and eventually became one of the most-discussed and most mysterious artworks of all time.
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More than 500 years after Jheronimus van Aken, better known as Hieronymus Bosch, painted it, the Garden of Earthly Delights still intrigues and mystifies viewers. The Dutch painter is famous for his weird and wonderful allegorical works, but none are more fantastical than the triptych currently located in Madrid’s Museo del Prado.
The style that a painter adopts for their work is arguably the biggest factor that sets them apart from other artists, allowing them to create work that is unique to them.
There have been dozens of different styles of painting developed over the last few hundred years, but only a handful of them have survived to this day, and are currently the main styles of painting that new artists will try and emulate when they first break into the scene.
In 2017, Salvator Mundi – a painting by art icon Leonardo da Vinci – sold for a record-breaking sum of $450 million at Christie’s Auction House. The sale price more than doubled its previous record; $179.4 million for a Picasso painting in 2015.
There are few things that are quite as sad as losing a true work of art to either a natural disaster, a fire, or even war. Over the last few centuries, there have been a number of pieces of art that have been lost to the ages; pieces that we will never be able to get back, but that many still remember.
Although they can never truly be brought back, we can learn from the loss and ensure that future and current works of art are never lost again, and that they are always preserved well.