El Greco Painting Record

el greco auction record

A bidding war between a Russian collector and an Indian collector saw the 3 to 5 million pound estimate of El Greco’s “Saint Dominic in Prayer” almost double to reach an auction record for the artist of £9,154,500 or about $14,000,000 USD.

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Prado Museum on Google Earth

Google Earth is an amazing tool that just keeps getting better and it’s still FREE. Over the years I have spent hours looking down on our fascinating little planet with Google Earth.

Now Google has made it even more compelling for artists to download as they’re opening museums up and taking us inside. No longer content with looking down on art museums from above, they have zoomed in on paintings hanging on the walls. They have gone in armed with some amazing technology too, revealing every crack and brush stroke on each painting.Continue Reading

El Greco Alterpiece

A small recently discovered alterpiece by El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) has been sold at Christies for £789,250. The work was found by chance in an envelope in an apartment in Spain.

El Greco work sold to Crete

“It is of a similar style and composition to one of his known works from that period, the Modena Triptych, which is dated to around 1568.Continue Reading