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History’s Five most costly Paintings

Posted in Painting Tips with tags , , , , , , on February 1, 2009 by CreditSmartPro.com

Art enthusiasts all over the world can attest to the fact that if one painting is expressive and you can relate to it, then it is a great artwork. What more if it was made by someone famous, or if the circumstances that surround the painting are noteworthy?

There are art collectors who would go to a certain extent for them to get what they want, whatever the cost. And that is exactly how biddings are won, because of the price. Here is a list of the five most expensive paintings in history.

Let us start with the fifth placer: Le BAL Au Moulin De La Galette, Montmartre. This painting, which costs $78 million, was created by Pierre-August Renoir in 1876. This French painter was one of the first to employ the Impressionist style in his works.

Grabbing the fourth place is the work of Vincent Van Gogh, entitled Portrait of Dr. Gachet. This painting amounted to $82.5 million. This portrait has two versions; one is in Paris, France, and the other, currently unknown.

The third place goes to Dora Maar au Chat, a creation of Pablo Picasso. It was bought in 2006 with the price of $95.2 million. It is an intense depiction of Picasso’s lover, Dora Maar, who shared his passions and leanings.

The second most expensive painting in history is another one of Picasso’s work: Garçon à la Pipe. Picasso broke from his usual Cubist style in this painting. It was made in 1904, during the early part of the artist’s life. It was sold for $104.1 million in 2004.


The most expensive painting to date was sold at a whopping $135 million. The painting, entitled Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, was a creation of Gustav Klimt in 1907. It took the artist three long years to complete the work, which paid really well. The Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I is one of the artworks stolen by the Nazis during the Second World War.

The price of some of these paintings actually surprised the world of art, especially since they didn’t expect them to cost as much. But still, it is the collector himself who sets the value of painting with the intensity of their desire to get hold of it.

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The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti

Posted in Life of a Painter with tags , , , , , , on February 1, 2009 by CreditSmartPro.com

When thinking of famous painters, one is sure to remember Michelangelo Buonarroti. His last name may not be heard as much, but the mere mention of Michelangelo, we automatically recognize it. Who wouldn’t? That is true especially if you have grown up watching a cartoon series of four turtles becoming ninja, each bearing a famous painter’s name.

But who is Michelangelo really? He was born in 1475, yet sadly didn’t grow in his parent’s care, but of surrogate parents. His mother, being sick, was not capable of bringing him up. Living with surrogate parents was a blessing since that is where he learned how to paint. Although his real father didn’t like the profession he wanted to pursue, he still continued his apprenticeship. His initial desire, and ending desire as well, is more of sculpting rather than painting.

It was Lorenzo de Medici, owner of the Medici Gardens where Michelangelo studied sculpture, who encouraged him and made the great renaissance thinkers known to Michelangelo. He later left for Bologna, and then went to Rome. It is in Rome that he witnessed marble statues which inspired him to create a famous sculpture of Mother Mary holding the lifeless body of Jesus Christ. This is the La Pieta.

The next significant piece that he was employed to create was the statue of David which represents the republic of Florence’s achievement of liberty. This made him known to Pope Julius II who commissioned him to paint the ceiling of the now famous Sistine Chapel, located in the Vatican. Originally, he was asked to create twelve paintings for the chapel, but he went beyond that and painted three hundred figures which covered the entire ceiling. The painting seemed like a story book of the bible, from the Adam and the Paradise up to Noah and the big flood. Curiously, the Pope wasn’t at all bothered by the nude bodies in the painting. Michelangelo’s painting of women put his sexuality in doubt. It has been observed that his paintings of women actually have masculine features.

It was later on decided that his paintings be censored, so draped cloths were painted over the figure’s genitals. He died in 1564.

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Flower Vase

Posted in Still Life Art with tags , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2009 by CreditSmartPro.com

“Flower Vase and Fruit Bowl” by Michael Leen

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This is the large abstract art painting “Flower Vase and Fruit Bowl” by Michael Leen. The abstract painting was created with oils and mixed media on stretched canvas and ships framed and ready to hang.

This painting is an ORIGINAL art painting by Michael Leen and not a print of any kind. The artwork comes with a NFAR certificate of authenticity upon request.

Dimensions: 36″ x 24″ x 1 3/8″
Support: Stretched on wood stretcher bars
Material: Oil on Canvas
Framing: Choice of black or blonde wood frame
Stock ID: 678

Gold Sunflower

Posted in Floral Art with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2009 by CreditSmartPro.com

“Gold Sunflowers” by W. Fontaine

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This is the large abstract art painting “Gold Sunflowers” by W. Fontaine. The abstract painting was created with oils and mixed media on stretched canvas and ships framed and ready to hang.

This painting is an ORIGINAL art painting by W. Fontaine and not a print of any kind. The artwork comes with a NFAR certificate of authenticity upon request.

Dimensions: 36″ x 24″ x 1 3/8″
Support: Stretched on wood stretcher bars
Material: Oil on Canvas
Framing: Choice of black or blonde wood frame
Stock ID: 932

Letters IN

Posted in Text Art with tags , , , , , , , on January 19, 2009 by CreditSmartPro.com

“Letters IN” by Mark Phillips

This is the large abstract art painting “Letters IN” by Mark Phillips. The abstract painting was created with oils and mixed media on stretched canvas and ships framed and ready to hang.

This painting is an ORIGINAL art painting by Mark Phillips and not a print of any kind. The artwork comes with a NFAR certificate of authenticity upon request.

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Dimensions: 36″ x 24″ x 1 3/8″
Support: Stretched on wood stretcher bars
Material: Oil on Canvas
Framing: Choice of black or blonde wood frame
Stock ID: 864

NY Street Sign

Posted in Man Made Painting with tags , , , , , , on January 19, 2009 by CreditSmartPro.com

“NY Street Signs” by Michael Leen

This is the large abstract art painting “NY Street Signs” by Michael Leen. The abstract painting was created with oils and mixed media on stretched canvas and ships framed and ready to hang.

This painting is an ORIGINAL art painting by Michael Leen and not a print of any kind. The artwork comes with a NFAR certificate of authenticity upon request.

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Dimensions: 36″ x 48″
Support: Stretched on wood stretcher bars
Material: Oil on Canvas
Support: Gallery wrapped (no stables showing)
Stock ID: 950

Looking Up 4

Posted in Landscape Painting with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2009 by CreditSmartPro.com


“Looking Up X” by Jason York

This is the large abstract art painting “Looking Up X” by Jason York. The abstract painting was created with oils and mixed media on stretched canvas and ships framed and ready to hang.

This painting is an ORIGINAL art painting by Jason York and not a print of any kind. The artwork comes with a NFAR certificate of authenticity upon request.

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Dimensions: 36″ x 24″ x 1 3/8″
Support: Stretched on wood stretcher bars
Material: Oil on Canvas
Framing: Choice of black or blonde wood frame
Stock ID: 938

Forest

Posted in Landscape Painting with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2009 by CreditSmartPro.com

“Forest” by Jason York

This is the large abstract art painting “Forest” by Jason York. The abstract painting was created with oils and mixed media on stretched canvas and ships framed and ready to hang.

This painting is an ORIGINAL art painting by Jason York and not a print of any kind. The artwork comes with a NFAR certificate of authenticity upon request.

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Dimensions: 36″ x 24″ x 1 3/8″
Support: Stretched on wood stretcher bars
Material: Oil on Canvas
Framing: Choice of black or blonde wood frame
Stock ID: 965

Looking Up 2

Posted in Landscape Painting with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2009 by CreditSmartPro.com

“Looking Up” by Jason York

This is the large abstract art painting “Looking Up” by Jason York. The abstract painting was created with oils and mixed media on stretched canvas and ships framed and ready to hang.

This painting is an ORIGINAL art painting by Jason York and not a print of any kind. The artwork comes with a NFAR certificate of authenticity upon request.

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Dimensions: 40″ x 36″
Support: Stretched on wood stretcher bars
Material: Oil on Canvas
Support: Gallery wrapped (no stables showing)
Stock ID: 1043

Looking Up Painting

Posted in Landscape Painting with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2009 by CreditSmartPro.com

“Looking Up” by Jason York

This is the large abstract art painting “Looking Up” by Jason York. The abstract painting was created with oils and mixed media on stretched canvas and ships framed and ready to hang.

This painting is an ORIGINAL art painting by Jason York and not a print of any kind. The artwork comes with a NFAR certificate of authenticity upon request.

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Dimensions: 24″ x 36″ x 1 3/8″
Support: Stretched on wood stretcher bars
Material: Oil on Canvas
Framing: Choice of black or blonde wood frame
Stock ID: 1053