Swann Auction Galleries is to sell a major selection of German Expressionist works from one of the movement’s […]
A total of 18 phones competed for a rare devotional painting offered by a New York institution at […]
A quintessential pointillist painting of the sun setting over the port of Saint Tropez made an auction record […]
The best Egyptian antiquities now engender much more than mere scholastic fervour but, for the most part, humbler […]
David Bromley was born in England but he and his family emigrated to Australia and settled in Adelaide. He dropped out of school after suffering from phobias at age 14. His demons saw him spiral into a period of instability and had no direction in his life. However, he took up pottery and it developed into painting. Regular solo and group exhibitions throughout major cities in Australia followed. Bromley was a finalist for the coveted Archibald Prize for a few times. He is also known for painting surfboards and for his sculptures. Although, he had been criticised for his ‘pop-art commercialism’. Despite some critical disdain of his work, he can currently be seen in various prestigious galleries.
The owner of a handwritten page from Charles Darwin’s ‘On the Origin of Species’ has been temporarily prevented […]
Among the prominent sitters for the Austrian artist Wilhelm Viktor Krausz (1878-1959) was Sigmund Freud, the father of […]
Matisse and Fauvism were considered by 1950s scholars as precursors of Abstract Expressionism as well as of modern art. While resting at home due to appendicitis, Matisse’s mother brought him art supplies and he began painting. He set off for Paris in 1891 to pursue his dream. Matisse had an exhibit together with a group of artists known as the Fauves at the Salon d’Automne. The paintings disregarded the subject’s natural colours while expressing emotion with wild, dissonant colours. Though the Fauvist movement was short-lived, it shaped one of the directions of modern art and many Abstract Expressionists have been influenced by Matisse.
Gold rush era jewellery from Down Under is a rare visitor to UK salerooms but, remarkably, several pieces […]
Dated London 1679 in a Cheffins (22.5% buyer’s premium) sale of January 10 was a job lot that […]
Wassily Kandinsky was a Russian painter, art theorist, and educator. He is considered to be one of the pioneers of modern abstract painting. He had two experiences that would greatly influence his artistic style. An exhibition of paintings by Monet inspired Kandinsky’s use of colours, while an operatic performance of Wagner’s Lohengrin sparked a synesthetic experience. Kandinsky studied and taught art in Germany, but he integrated all the various art styles that he had employed in France. Painting was very spiritual to Kandinsky. He often utilised abstract forms and colours to convey his message. Modern abstract art will not be the same without the works of Wassily Kandinsky.
A “legendarily rare first edition” of the first book to describe the workings of a stock exchange sold […]
On January 10, Tennants (20% buyer’s premium) sold a single-owner collection of polar and other travel books – […]
Andy Warhol was known for his silkscreen prints of celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, his Coca-Cola and Campbell soup paintings. During his childhood, Warhol suffered from a neurological disorder. It was in these times spent at home that shaped his interests in celebrities and pop culture. This, combined with his expertise and experience as a commercial artist, was a great influence on his work. His work was shown in exhibits in several venues throughout the city and was easily recognisable and appealed to the general public. His success continued throughout the 1950s. He was unafraid to experiment with unconventional means and was, therefore, able to create unconventional art.
Lots relating to explorer Matthew Flinders are particularly topical given that his grave has just been re-discovered in […]
The £140,000 record-breaking Cedric Morris lower painting at Chichester saleroom Henry Adams (plus 20% buyer’s premium) was not […]
Once breech-loading guns became the norm, the gun itself was only one part of the equation. Ammunition was […]
Following the fall of Seringapatam in India on May 4, 1799, portions of the spoils were variously allocated […]