I’m beyond excited about Christie’s forthcoming sale of the ‘Salvator Mundi’ by Leonardo (the last one). Some may not like the fact that Christie’s is marketing this picture as a contemporary piece, but in my personal opinion Da Vinci’s work transcends time and movement and trying to make Old Masters relevant to new audiences is worth a shot.
The Borghese Gallery has announced its own formation of the Caravaggio Research Institute; with the help of some supporters the institute will home some of Caravaggio’s works and serve as an authentication and art-historical research study center. At a press conference, Galleria Borghese director Anna Coliva said the institute was formed “since the great specialists of Caravaggio are no longer here, anyone can decide to attribute a piece to the artist.”
The Borghese’s will also be hosting some international exhibition of the artist, the first one being at the Getty Museum opening on November 21, 2017, which I really, really and really would like to attend, so if you are in California or near by and able to go please send me an email letting me know how it went, I would appreciate it! And if you like me are in the east coast don’t be jealous, we got Michelangelo at the Met. More info read: Italy Is Launching an Expansive New Caravaggio Research Institute Thanks to a Surprise Supporter
I would like to apologize for the lack of posts lately, I’ve been super busy with my new project. It is demanding my full attention for right now, but I’m very excited about it, and soon I’ll be able to share it with you guys!!!! Have a lovely end of summer, and thanks for the emails. Much Love – Juliana
If you, like me, are in e-commerce, one of our main concern is “public-domain” when using work of art images. ALL of the paintings by the old Renaissance Masters are in the public domain; however, if you are using a photo of a painting, that photo may not be in public domain, even if it is in the internet, and sometimes those photos are protected by a copyright.
Thankfully, in the beginning of this year the Metropolitan Museum of art made its images freely available through New Open Access policy, making our lives a little easier, here is about the policy, and how to obtain those images: Images of Artworks in the Public Domain
The Metropolitan Museum is planning this amazing exhibition that can be considered “once in a lifetime’ Michelangelo show”, bringing about 150 drawings, sculptures and paintings. The exhibition will be titled “Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer,” opening in November this year. I cannot wait! Read more here.
Thomas Campbell, the met director, has resigned his post after 8 years. There are rumours he was forced to do so after so many failures attempts and projects to improve met’s unstable financial condition. In my opinion his plan to construct a $600 million wing for Modern and contemporary art was unnecessary, especially after Met Breuer was built. I will miss him and his friendly smile, wish him the best!. Read more: Metropolitan Museum’s Director Resigns Under Pressure
Yesterday The Met announced a major update to the Museum’s policy governing the use and reuse of images in our collection: all images of public-domain artworks in the Museum’s collection are now available for free and unrestricted, this updated policy, known as Open Access, enables everyone to utilize more than 375,000 images of public-domain artworks in The Met’s collection in any media without permission or fee.
This is huge leading edge attitude; by digital open access the Met is tearing down its own walls, giving everyone the opportunity to experience what its collection has to offer. Connecting people to the great masters, their works, their ideas and their knowledge. Allowing more than 5 thousand years of history to be seeing all around the world, inspiring and educating the masses.
The Met is showing us that art is much more than its cost, it is about its value; and its value increases when it is shared.
There is no good reason why fine art should be “elited.” It is part of our culture, our history, our own selves.
Here is more details about this policy: Open Access Policy
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York city decided to postpone its extension of a new contemporary and modern wing (estimated $600 million) at least until 2022. New York Times has the full story: The Metropolitan Museum Will Delay a New $600 Million Wing
Last night was a busy one for NY Christie’s, breaking the world auction record for Claude Monet at $81.4 million, just over $1 million more than the previous record, which was set at Christie’s London in 2008. This was the highest result for an Impressionist & Modern Art sale at Christie’s since May 2014. This confirms that the Impressionist’s market is alive and well folks, and I’m loving it! Christie’s Sells Monet Painting for $81.4 Million