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Archive for November, 2010

The monumental  Finding of Moses sold for a staggering $35.9 Million dollars (£22.1 Million) at Sotheby’s New York on 4th November 2010.  Staggering as it sold for 7 times more than it’s $5 Million sales estimate. The huge 54 inch x 84 inch canvas shows Moses born in a basket on a river boat under the gaze of the Pharaoh’s daughter.

The Finding of Moses

Lawrence Alma Tadema - The Finding of Moses

Did you know this painting once belonged to Allen Funt, the creator of the TV show ” Candid Camera”. His collection of paintings by Alma-Tadema were shown in an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum in New York in 1973. Furthermore if this painting looks vaguely familiar to you it could be because you’ve seen it before. Prints of the background of The Finding of Moses were used by designers for the movie Cleopatra (1934) and The Ten Commandments (1956).

Are you a fan of Lawrence Alma-Tadema?

You can view more of Alma-Tadema  paintings at the Lawrence Alma-tadema online gallery and if you would like to commission a fine art reproduction oil painting of  this fantastic Alma-Tadema painting or see some of our examples, please just let us know. Prices start from £220.

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Juan Gris’s vibrant painting entitled Violon et Guitare sold for an astounding $28,642,500 Million at Christie’s New York on 3rd November 2010.

Juan Gris - Violin and Guitar

Juan Gris' Violin and Guitar - 100 cm x 65 cm

Violin and Guitar (1913) was actually a personal favourite of Juan Gris and is widely believed to be one of the most significant cubist still lifes to ever come to auction.

“It is a symphony of colour, line and symbols. A very sophisticated piece but at the same time very sensual,” declared Christie’s Conor Jordan.

The last time a Gris painting came to auction was in 2008 with the painting “Book, Pipe and Glasses”, which sold for $20.8 Million.

Are you a fan of Spanish artist Juan Gris?

You can view more of Juan Gris  paintings at the Gris online gallery and if you would like to commission a fine art reproduction oil painting of  this fantastic Gris painting or see some of our examples, please just let us know. Prices start from £220.

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Van Gogh’s Poppy Flowers (also known as Vase and Flowers),  worth £32 million was recently stolen from a Cairo museum in August 2010. It is believed to have been painted in 1887, just 3 years before the artist’s death.

Van Gogh Poppy Flowers by Fabulous Masterpieces

Van Gogh's Poppy Flowers. Oil on Canvas hand-painted by Fabulous Masterpieces. 30cm x 30cm £180. This painting, is our actual hand-painted reproduction oil painting of Van Gogh's Poppy Flowers.

According to Christie’s, Conor Jordan, Poppy Flowers is a significant painting because it represents a turning point in the artist’s painting style. “It shows him assimilating the influences of the French avant-garde after having arrived in 1886 (from Amsterdam), absorbing as much as possible the current trend of French painting.”

Funnily enough, this same Van Gogh painting was stolen from the Mahmoud Khalil Museum in 1978 and was found 2 years later in Kuwait! You would have thought the museum would have learnt from that episode but apparently more than half of their security cameras had been broken for some time.

Perhaps they should purchase a replica oil painting of Poppy Flowers to avoid further embarrassment? If you would like to commission a fine art reproduction oil painting of Van Gogh’s Poppy Flowers, you can do so here.

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Modigliani’s La Belle Romaine (Nu assis sur un divan) sold for a staggering $68,962,500 (£42.7 Million) at Sotheby’s New York last night, 3rd November. 5 different buyers bidding for the painting drove the price past the $40 Million (£24.8 Million) estimate.

Modigliani la belle romaine

Modigliani's La Belle Romaine.

Simon Shaw, Head of Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Department in New York, said, “La Belle Romaine is a true icon. Alongside other nudes in the series, she represents Modigliani’s greatest achievement in painting”.

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Composer Tchaikovsky’s Oil Portrait by Fabulous Masterpieces

This is just a quick post to show you a spectacular portrait of Russian composer Peter Tchaikovsky (1840 -1893) that we’ve recently finished painting. Painted with premium oils onto canvas, our customer commissioned our artist to paint it to measure 50cm x 50cm exactly. We charged £300 and of course, delivery is free.

Tchaikovsky

Composer Tchaikovsky's Oil Portrait by Fabulous Masterpieces

Is there a particular person that you admire and would love to commission a portrait of? Then please let us know!

Would you like to learn more about Tchaikovsky?

The links below are informative websites that contain information on the life and music of Tchaikovsky.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyotr_Ilyich_Tchaikovsky

http://www.classical.net/music/comp.lst/tchaikovsky.php

http://www.d-vista.com/OTHER/tchai.html

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