In 2010 the “(crypto)signature” in stylized letters “RAFFAEL SANT PXT” and the date 1501 in Roman numerals “MDI” were discovered inserted in the arabesque decoration of the border of Saint Catherine’s mantle.
The presence of Raphael in Città di Castello in those years is proven by the historical sources and consolidated by studies and therefore the date shown on the “small tablet or small panel painting” is perfectly consistent with the biographical events of the Artist.
Moreover, Raphael’s practice of affixing his signature and cryptosignature on paintings was his typical habit during his youthful period and it was also a practice of many other artists before becoming famous.
The world has been fascinated with Freemasons for centuries.
Countless books, articles, documentaries, even Hollywood films have been made about this ancient society.
Yet, most people don’t really know much about the Masonry, their history, culture, traditions, and they certainly don’t often encounter Masonic artifacts in their daily lives.
For this reason The World Art News is especially excited to share with our audience Exclusive HD Photos of one of the largest and most spectacular Masonic Gold Jewels in North America and possibly the World!
Raphael’s incredible works of art were already desired when he was alive. After his passing they became real cult objects and remained as such to this day.
An endless bibliography has dealt with the Raphaelesque myth and the desire to attribute works to his authorship has led over the centuries the scholars to recognize his hand where it wasn’t and not to take it into account even in cases where the documents said the opposite.
On the art market, the demand for Raphael’s paintings has always been characterized by very high values and this, of course, is an important factor of reflection to consider, which can sometimes become the keystone for the interpretation of attributive events.
Silvia Salvadori is an award-winning Italian painter who specializes in contemporary iconography as well as Gothic and Medieval art styles. She is one of the few artist in Italy that uses ancient pictorial techniques that were handed down directly from Cennino Cennini himself.
Now, from her studio “Bottega d’Arte Toscana” in Arezzo, Tuscany, Silvia creates incredible historical reproductions as well as stunning original works of fine modern art, often merging the past and the present techniques in spectacular ways. Real 24 karat gold, which has become her artistic signature, is ever-present on most of Silvia’s paintings which are in high demand in Europe and all over the world.
PIGUET HISTORICAL AUCTION – Total Estimate: 3-4 Million CHF
The World Swiss Foundation – over 500 lots.
The Minkoff Collection – over 300 lots.
Rare oil painting by Ferdinand Hodler.
Bronze by Rembrandt Bugatti from Alain Delon’s collection.
Many exceptional historical treasures are listed at auction for the First Time!
20 – 21 September, 2022 | Geneva, Switzerland
The Foundation of Igor Carl Fabergé, with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, aims to raise awareness of the work and life of Carl Fabergé during his time as a jeweler at the Imperial Court in St. Petersburg, Russia.
It brings together many books, publications, memorabilia, and other historic objects relating to his professional artistic activity.
The same aim also extends to his grandson, Igor Carl Fabergé and his personal works of jewellery art.
The committee has decided to celebrate Foundation’s 40th anniversary as well as the date of passing of Igor Carl Fabergé by bringing together collectors and enthusiasts from all over the world to their headquarters, where a unique exhibition will be held.
The Spy with License to Dance … and Paint!
This isn’t a fictional book by Ian Fleming, nor an imaginary film about the world’s most famous secret agent.
The “James Bond” we’re talking about here is Italian, and his name is Alberto Spadolini (1907 – 1972).
He was sexy and daring like 007, surrounded by fascinating women and celebrities of the international jet set, continually moving between different milieux – showbiz, politics, sophisticated circles, and war scenarios.
The only difference is – he was real.
The Rembrandt Heritage Foundation makes iconic Dutch masterpiece ‘The Night Watch’ available in 8000 digital pieces (NFTs)
Owners of a Night Watch NFT piece will have exclusive access to the World’s First digital museum with Rembrandt van Rijn’s full art collection!
Soon everyone will be able to get their hands on a digital piece of ‘The Night Watch’. This was announced today by the Rembrandt Heritage Foundation and HODL Finance, on the first anniversary of the death of the world-renowned Rembrandt expert, Prof. Dr. Ernst van de Wetering, who also worked extensively with the Foundation.
To get more out of looking at and creating art there are two easy-to-learn concepts combined by the masters of painting that have rarely been published together – until now.
Discover simple ideas that are changing how the world sees art, and revealing a visual language that has been hiding in plain sight.
The combination of asymmetrical balance and the brightness/weight illusion is a reintroduction, from the Modernist period, of a way of seeing the world and art like an artist. Like learning to play a musical instrument (or balance a bicycle), it takes practice to coordinate all the parts.
PRESS RELEASE – Geneva, 4 June, 2022
PIGUET is pleased to organize a Great Auction of:
Fine jewellery in aid of supporting young designers
Botero, Degas, Giacometti, Picabia celebrating the female figure
The incredible Charles-Edouard Duflon collection reflecting his unusual character
First Ferrari Memorabilia sale
The Château Le Rosey library of rare books and much more!