Tag Archives: old master paintings

Simone Martini’s modern Virgin Annunciate

We’ve all heard the expression “it’s so out, it’s in” in reference to furnishings so out of fashion that they’re actually IN vogue.  In a way, this saying applies to this precious 700-year old panel. At first glance, readers of … Continue reading

A lost Leonardo da Vinci resurfaces … really!

In the field of Old Master Paintings, where the artists have long passed, the pleasure of the old master connoisseur is reserved for the discovery of new works in the body of an artist, particularly a blue chip artist.  But … Continue reading

gerrit dou’s “sleeping beauty”

One of the many masterpieces I had the honor to inspect and handle first hand as an art specialist, was this sublime painting by the 17th century Dutch artist Gerrit Dou, the first of the group of artists known as … Continue reading

snack time

What is healthier than a plate of apples, grapes, raspberries, apricots, gooseberries, walnuts and plums?  A scrumptious vegetarian elixir of carbs, antioxidants, fiber, proteins and fats.  It’s unlikely the Flemish artist Osias Beert had this in mind when he painted … Continue reading

A faceless identity

There have been those times in my life when the thought of running off to the Kho Phi Phi Islands in the middle of the Andaman Sea off the coast of Thailand (which by the way, IS Paradise on earth) … Continue reading

what could you do @ 24?

photo credit © LG In the lexicon of todays art world “Old Master Paintings” deal with Western Art from the High Middle Ages (c.1300) until the early 19th century.  They are the basis of our visual cultural heritage. One of … Continue reading