Jackson Pollock has been called by many one of the most important artists of the twentieth century. There are also many out there that call him simply lucky because the world was open to his style of painting at the time. Then there are those who believe he is a fraud and he merely exposed how gullible the world can be, especially in the art communities.
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Not many people know that before Michelangelo become the embodiment of the Renaissance movement, he was no more than a common art forger. This was long before he grew into the magnificent force and leading sculptor of his time.
In 1496, when Michelangelo was only 21, he sculpted from marble a sleeping figure closely resembling Cupid. He then treated the marble so that it would resemble the ancient Roman statutes that sold for small fortunes to the collectors of the time. His deceiving creation was eventually sold via well-known art dealer of the time Baldassare del Milanese to none other than Cardinal Raffaele Riaro.
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.
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.