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Marie-Guillemine Benoist, Psyche taking leave of her family, 1791, oil on canvas, 111 x 145 cm, San Francisco Museums of Fine Arts. Public domain image

3 Female Painters of the French Revolution to Know

Discover the art and legacy of three women who revolutionised painting in the 18th century.


Haupt, Nobel and Pre-Raphaelite Mastery Head to Auction

A pair of cabinets never seen before, crafted by Georg Haupt, will soon be auctioned in Stockholm, along with intimate portraits from Dalarna, a Pre-Raphaelite portrait and an envelope dating back to 1895.

LONDON - JUNE 3: A model poses during Alexander McQueen's fashion show to mark the fifth anniversary of the black American Express Centurion card at Earls Court 2 on June 3 2004 in London. The designer created a black-themed catwalk show for the evening and artists from music, art and film, including Sir Elton John, Kate Moss, David Bailey, Madonna, Vivienne Westwood and Vanessa Redgrave, created black-inspired artworks for a silent auction in aid of HIV and AIDS charity Lighthouse (Photo: Dave Benett/Getty Images) (detail)

Alexander McQueen: Weaving Fashion and Theatre

Behind the intricate stitches of his sculptural garments, Alexander McQueen hid a world of cinematic, historical and literary references that gave rise to some of the most beautiful fashion shows in the history of haute couture.

Angélique Mongez, Napoleon I in the uniform of colonel of the hunters of the Guard, oil on canvas, 1811. Public domain image (detail)

Napoleon's Famous Hat Sets a New Auction Record

The French Emperor's iconic bicorne hat just sold for over €2 million, a world record for such an object.

1962 Ferrari 330 LM / 250 GTO, chassis 3765. Photo © Sotheby's (detail)

The Most Expensive Ferrari Sells for $51 Million

Not only is this 1962 250 GTO the most expensive Ferrari ever sold, it is also the second most expensive car ever auctioned.

Jean-Siméon Chardin (1699-1779), The Strawberry Basket, 1761, oil on canvas, signed, 38 x 46 cm. Image © Artcurial (detail)

The Louvre Calls for Donations to Acquire Chardin's Strawberry Basket

Following the recent addition of 'Kitchen Cimabue' to the Louvre collection last week, the French museum is now merely €1.3 million short of acquiring Jean Siméon Chardin's renowned still life. They have issued a call for public funding.



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Amedeo Modigliani, 'Nu Couché (sur le côté gauche)', 1917, oil on canvas. Photo © Sotheby's (detail)

The 12 Most Expensive Paintings Ever Auctioned

At the highest stratosphere of the auction market, 12 paintings have each sold for over $100 million. From works by Picasso to the famous da Vinci, here are the most expensive paintings ever sold at auction.

Cartier, Tank Solo. Photo © Stockholms Auktionsverk

A Timeless Timepiece: The Story of the Cartier Tank

From the World War I front to Kensington Palace, read about the fascinating history of the Cartier Tank watch.

Photo by Martin Katler (detail)

Why are Ferraris Red?

Admittedly, not all of them are, but as soon as the brand Ferrari is mentioned, most conjure an image of a red racing car. Why is this colour so emblematic of the Italian manufacturer?

Cars & Vehicles
Gillis Lundgren's sofa and armchair 'Impala' are a couple of favourites from Ikea, which are sold for high amounts at auction. Photo © Bukowskis

Ikea's Most Expensive Designs

Since its inception in 1958, the iconic Swedish furniture company Ikea has created many interior design classics. Some designs have even become sought-after collectors' items and regularly receive high prices at auction.

Stephen Lowry, R.A., ‘Piccadilly Circus, London’, 1960, signed and dated 'L.S. LOWRY 1960' lower right, oil on canvas, 76.2 x 101.6 cm (detail). Photo © Christies

7 Paintings of London You Should Know

Existing as a thriving metropolis for centuries, it’s not surprising that London has served as inspiration for some of the world’s best artists. Here are the 7 top artworks to depict this incredible city.

Works of Art
RMS Titanic departing Southampton on April 10, 1912. Photo public domain

The Most Valuable Artwork Lost on the Titanic

This is the story behind 'La Circassienne au Bain', an early 19th-century oil painting by French Salon master Merry-Joseph Blondel, which sank on the Titanic's fatal voyage in 1912.


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Beeple, 'EVERYDAYS: THE FIRST 5000 DAYS' [detail], 21,069 x 21,069 pixels (319,168,313 bytes). Minted on 16 February 2021. This work is unique. Photo © Christie's

The 10 Most Expensive Living Artists

It’s not always easy for artists to find global success when alive, but these five male and five female artists are the exception to this rule.

Tamara de Lempicka with a hat designed by Rose Descat, Paris, 1932. Image Imagno / Getty Images

The 15 Most Expensive Female Artists

While no woman is on the list of most expensive artists at auction – yet – more works by female artists are in demand and achieving higher prices at auction. Here are the 15 priciest female artists.

Works of Art
Artemisia Gentileschi, 'Susanna and the Elders' (detail), 1610, Weißenstein Castle, Pommersfelden | Photo via Wikipedia

The First Known Artworks of 10 Famous Artists

Everyone starts out small, but early works can often foreshadow great talent. From sketches to portraits and more, here are the first known artworks by some of the world's most famous artists.

Works of Art

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