African Americans in the Arts

Poet Jupiter Hammon, an ex-slave living in New York, publishes his first poem, “An Evening Thought: Salvation by Christ with Penetential [sic] Cries”
First major African American author and poet Phyllis Wheatley publishes her collection Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral
African Grove Company, the first all–African American acting troupe, Read more

QuickFacts :: Tribal art

With its bold images and strong shapes, tribal art from Africa and the Pacific has soared in popularity in recent years. But as prices have risen sharply and demand has outstripped supply, the number of fake pieces has grown steeply too. Fakes produced for the tourist market can be Read more

Quick Facts About The Bayeux Tapestry

One of the most important historical events of the Medieval era is the Bayeux Tapestry which celebrated the history and the story of William the Conqueror, the Norman invasion of England and the Battle of Hastings.  What were the key dates of this famous historical event? The Bayeux Tapestry Read more

Rudolph Valentino screen print

This screen printer poster shows Rudolph Valentino in his 1926 film ‘The Eagle’.
It was won by the owner’s grandmother in a newspaper competition that year. It likely to be the original artwork for the film poster and would therefore be unique. It would appeal to collectors of film memorabilia.
Did Read more

GOGH, Vincent Van (1853-1890), Netherlands

Birth name Vincent Willem van Gogh
Born 30 March 1853
Zundert, Netherlands
Died 29 July 1890 (aged 37)
Auvers-sur-Oise, France
Nationality Dutch
Field Painting, drawing
Training Anton Mauve
Movement Post-Impressionism
Works Starry Night, Sunflowers, Bedroom in Arles, Portrait of Dr. Gachet, Sorrow
Influenced by Jean-François Millet, Rembrandt van Rijn, Eugène Delacroix, Impressionism, Ukiyo-e

Influenced Émile Bernard, Henri Matisse, Oskar Kokoschka, Read more

The Most Expensive Paintings Ever Sold. An Updated List

A detailed and and frequently updated list of the most expensive paintings ever
by G. Fernández –
There are a lot of websites displaying “the 10 most expensive paintings ever sold” or similar lists. But unfortunately, most of these lists are incorrect, often being obsoletes, often ignoring the private sales Read more