Saturday, June 22, 2013

Peasant Woman Against a Background of Wheat - Vincent van Gogh

Price in US $ - 47.5 million

Peasant Woman Against a Background of Wheat is an 1890 painting by Vincent van Gogh. Van Gogh went on to paint several versions of this painting. The excellent painting was an oil work on a canvas sized 36 1/4 * 28 3/4 (92 * 73 cm). One such version was used in Stanlist political art of 1930; where a peasant woman is portrayed holding sheaves of wheat. This peasant woman represented a complex and controversial image in the lexicon of Soviet political art. Peasant Woman was also depicted in Nikolai Kochergin's poster. In this poster, Nikolai depicted the woman as a buxom woman wearing a kerchief and bast shoes.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Diana and Callisto - Titian

Price in US $ - 70.6 million

Diana and Callisto is a painting completed between 1556 and 1559 by the Venetian artist Titian. It portrays the moment in which the goddess Diana discovers that her maid Callisto has become pregnant by Jupiter. Titian himself referred to his this group of paintings as ‘poesie’, the visual equivalent of poetry.