Modigliani Painting Sells for $157.2 Million

Modigliani Painting Sells for $157.2 Million

A 1917 painting by Amedeo Modigliani sold for $157.2 million at Sotheby’s in New York on May 14. The work, titled Nu couché (sur le côté gauche), is a portrait of a nude model glancing over her shoulder. According to ARTnews, this piece was the highest-priced lot in...
“New” Hieronymus Bosch Painting Discovered

“New” Hieronymus Bosch Painting Discovered

A work by Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch, one of history’s weirdest artists, has been re-discovered after sitting in storage for the last 80 years. The painting is thought to be one of only five Bosch paintings in the United States. The painting, The Temptation of...
The Restful Sameness of Niele Toroni

The Restful Sameness of Niele Toroni

There is a restful sameness to all of Niele Toroni’s work, all of it in a style he pioneered and named travaux/pientures. Each painting, be it on stark white canvas or old, yellowed newsprint, is a careful study of the nature of paint and surface, almost...
When Is A Work of Art Finished?

When Is A Work of Art Finished?

For most, if not all artists, it is incredibly difficult to identify the exact moment that they have completed a piece of art. Painters, musicians, sculptors, and authors might “finish” one piece, only to go back and fuss over the minutest details after it has been...
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