Brushstrokes: Priceless Pieces Of Art

Nude, Green Leaves & Bust

 Nude, Green Leaves & Bust 

Artist | Pablo Picasso

Year | 1932

Genre | Cubism

Media | Oil on canvas

Value | Currently on display at the Tate Britain in London, it sold in 2010 for $106.5 million

Background | The painting’s inspiration was Pablo Picasso’s mistress and muse Marie-Thérèse Walter

 

 

Bal du Moulin de la Galette

Bal du Moulin de la Galette

Artist | Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Year | 1876

Genre | Impressionism

Media | Oil on canvas

Value | Privately owned, the smaller version was sold in 1990 for $78.1 million [the larger version is at the  Musée d’Orsay in Paris]

Background | One of the most celebrated pieces of artwork of its genre, the painting is known for its seeming presence of sunlight, smooth brushstrokes, and intricate form

 

 

Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I

Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I

Artist | Gustav Klimt

Year | 1907

Genre | Art nouveau

Media | Oil, silver & gold on canvas

Value | Privately owned & currently on display at the Neue Galerie in New York City, it was bought in 2006 for $135 million

Background | The painting depicts the wife of wealthy industrialist Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer, which took 3 years to complete and was deemed as pivotal and revolutionary

 

 

One Comment Add yours

  1. Cheoy Lee says:

    Wow, I have dollar signs in my eyes. I think it’s important to keep these priceless pieces of art within museums and within the public eye!

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