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Art by Gabriel Hardamn
Art by Gerrit Willem van Blaaderen
Mille e una notte
Art by Vittorio Zecchin
Art by Rob Gonslaves
Art by Christian Schloe
Art by Felix Vallotton, 1890
Art by Toshiaki Kato
New Van Gogh art found
Or maybe not...November 16, 2016
This week Bogomila Welsh-Ovcharov, a professor at the University of Toronto in Canada, presented what she claimed were previously unknown Van Gogh sketchbook drawings from an 1888 ledger (drawings published this week by Abrams Vincent van Gogh: The Lost Arles Sketchbook). The accounting ledger was used as a drawing book by Van Gogh while traveling in the Provence (i.e., Provençal) countryside, and the authenticity of the artwork was supported by various experts, particularly Van Gogh scholar Ronald Pickvance who has published a number of books on Van Gogh. Pictures in the book depict familiar Van Gogh subjects such as haystacks, farm fields, and there is a single Van Gogh self portrait.
But the Amsterdam Van Gogh Museum has come out saying the artwork is imitation and that they have stated this in the past:
“... experts examined its style, technique and iconography, and among their conclusions were that it contains distinctive topographical errors and that its maker based it on discoloured drawings by Van Gogh.
...For some time, the Van Gogh Museum has been aware of the album of drawings that has now been published under the title of Vincent van Gogh: The Lost Arles Sketchbook. At an earlier stage (in 2008 and 2012), our experts gave their opinion on its authenticity – an opinion not mentioned in the publication – at the request of various owners of drawings from the album. Our researchers and curators are happy about every new work that can correctly be attributed to Van Gogh, but on the basis of high-quality photographs sent to them of 56 of the 65 drawings now published, they concluded that these could not be attributed to Vincent van Gogh. ”
Battling experts is nothing new in the art world, but it is now on Prof. Bogomila Welsh-Ovcharov to marshal more expert testimony in favor of her discovery to compete with the weight of the Van Gogh Museum.
Press release from the Van Gogh Museum (in English).
Art by Kimio Muraoka
Monet breaks records
So does KandinskyNovember 16, 2016
Christie's Auction House reports that their Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale Auction on November 16 has resulted in a $81,447,500 million dollar high for Monet's painting titled Meule.
Other highlights from this auction event:
- A world auction high set for Wassily Kandinsky, his painting Rigide et Courbe (1935) went for $23,319,500.
- Eleven pieces across several mediums by Pablo Picasso with his painting Buste de femme (Dora Maar) from 1938 going for $22,647,500
News item at the Christie's Web Site
Art by Volodymyr Orlovsky
Quiet Moonlight beyond Catalina Island
Art by Granville Redmond
Jamie Wyeth Self Portrait 1972
N C Wyeth - Self Portrait 1919
Andrew Wyeth - Self Portrait 1949
Detail from Alps Landscape in Spring
Art by Ludwig Rosch
Asmodea - Fantastic Vision
Artwork by Francisco de Goya
Sylt, Kampen, Dunkle Wolken, Watt, 1907
Art by Wenzel Hablik
Moonlight Scene - 1914
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Gala evening in Moscow Philharmonic Hall
Art by Alexander Samokhvalov, 1950
Shaw Memorial - Plaster Study
Sculpt by Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Fisherfolk on the Beach 1875
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The Temple of Fudo Sama at Meguro, Tokyo
Art by Robert Blum 1891
Martin Deschambault ship art
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