A NIGHT AT THE GARDEN

In 1939, New York’s Madison Square Garden was host to an enormous and shocking gathering of 22,000 Americans that has largely been forgotten from our history.

 

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THE ARMADA PORTRAIT

The Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I of England is the name of any of three surviving versions of an allegorical panel painting depicting the Tudor queen surrounded by symbols of imperial majesty against a backdrop representing the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588.
The three surviving versions are:
. The version at Woburn Abbey, in Bedfordshire, England. (below)
. The version in the National Portrait Gallery, London.
. The version owned by the Tyrwhitt-Drake family.

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Unknown artist, 1588.

SALVATOR MUNDI

Salvator Mundi, Latin for Saviour of the World, is a subject in iconography depicting Christ with his right hand raised in blessing and his left hand holding an orb surmounted by a cross, known as a globus cruciger, symbolizing the Earth.

 

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Salvator Mundi by Andrea Previtali

 

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by Raphael Sanzio

 

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by Carlo Crivelli

 

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by Titian

 

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by Antonello da Messina

 

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by Giovanni Belini

 

Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” (below) will go on auction on November 15 and is reportedly the last painting by the Renaissance artist in private hands. It is one of fewer than 20 paintings by Leonardo.

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‘Mona Lisa nude sketch’ found in France

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A charcoal drawing housed in another art collection for more than 150 years may have been a sketch for the Mona Lisa, a French art expert says.

The charcoal portrait of a nude woman, known as the Monna Vanna, was previously attributed only to Leonardo da Vinci’s studio.

But experts have found enough clues to suggest the artist worked on both.

Read full article HERE.

UNTOUCHED PARIS APARTMENT DISCOVERED AFTER 70 YEARS

Inside, a painting by Giovanni Boldini (1842-1931) was found, a portrait of the apartment’s owner herself Madame de Florian. The painting was sold for 2.1 million euros and the rest of the items inside of the apartment would be worth thousands as well.

An intriguing story. Read more HERE.

And HERE.

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