BOOK REVIEW: Penned by Amazon-banned award-winning novelist Michael Walsh THE PHANTOM OF OPHELIA holds the distinction of being a tale of fiction based on real life. In fact, the experiences and settings in which these supernatural incidents took place are still in evidence. Sunnyside Manor in Liverpool is still a residence. Widdecombe Manor situated in the bleak moors of Dartmoor in quixotic England is today a guest house.
A damaged painting bought at an antiques market for a few zlotys has turned out to be an extremely rare portrait of Fryderyk Chopin, potentially worth millions. The small oil on canvas is only one of a few that is known to be painted during Chopin’s lifetime.
The most inflammatory, politically woke Turner Prize shortlist so far has been announced. It signals not only the death of the individual artist but, in time, the end of our great art institutions.
Grand Duke Nicholas Konstantinovich of Russia (1850 – 1918) was the first-born son of Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich who was the younger brother of the Russian emperor Alexander II, and Grand Duchess Alexandra Iosifovna of Russia. He was also the grandson of Tsar Nicholas I and cousin of Tsar Alexander III.
A new high-resolution scan of The Last Supper gives a crystal clear look at the famous painting. Leonardo da Vinci is considered one of the finest artists and thinkers of all time. He created works that have endured for centuries, like the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, the latter of which is thought to be the greatest depiction of a Biblical scene in all western European art. In it, Jesus and his 12 disciples are eating literally Christ’s last meal, and it was painted as a mural on a wall at a Dominican monastery by the great painter in 1498, in Milan.
A seven-year-old boy revealed to the world a rare painting of the 17th century. The portrait of the King hung in his closet.
After Liz Vella’s son Dylan urged her tp have the oortrait restored by BBC1’s hit show The Repair Shop – it was discovered it was possibly one of the earliest period paintings of King Charles II.
A group of 14 paintings, watercolours, and drawings by the twice elected German chancellor Adolf Hitler went under the hammer at the Weilder auction house in Nuremberg several years ago collectively fetching €400,000 ($450,000).
Time can be a complete menace to works of art. Dust, mold, mildew, dirt and even the varnish originally used on a painting can become thick and dark over the years, eventually obscuring or even completely hiding from view the original work.
NEW BEDFORD — When Amber Autry was moving into the house she just recently purchased in the South End, she found something inside that was totally unexpected — even a little spooky.
Culture and art in the German Third Reich achieved an unprecedented and incomparable level of perfection. Porcelain of the Third Reich includes ceramics inspired and created by craftsmen of a standard that are unlikely to be experienced ever again.