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In 2019, the Royal Collection Trust will mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci. With the last da Vinci to grace the open market fetching an impressive $450 million and brewing a worldwide media storm, the renowned polymath will receive his biggest exhibition in 65 years, Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing.  The RCT is partnering with 12 institutions around the UK to showcase 144 drawings by the...

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An eye for quality and patience are crucial for high net worth individuals looking to start investing in art. Russian businessman Dmitry Rybolovlev thought he grossly overpaid when he purchased Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi (c.1490) from Swiss art dealer Yves Bouvier for $127.5 million in 2013—Bouvier reportedly ‘only’ paid around $75 million for it. However, at one of the most publicised auctions to date, da Vinci’s masterpiece fetched in excess of $450 million at...

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At 27 years old, Vincent Van Gogh decided to become at artist; and just like that, the history of art was changed forever. Born on 30 March 1853 in Brabant, a region in the south of the Netherlands, Vincent Willem Van Gogh was the son of a Protestant minister and an artist with a love for nature. The eldest of six, although not the first-born (his parent’s first son, also named Vincent, was stillborn), Vincent...

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London’s iconic Tate Britain has recently announced it will stage a major Van Gogh exhibition in March 2019. Van Gogh and Britain will focus on the influence British art, literature and culture had on the tormented artist’s life and career. The anticipated display will also delve into how Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) inspired famous British artists like Francis Bacon and Walter Sickert. It’s no secret that Van Gogh was captivated by London—he said he ‘loved’...

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Loving Vincent (2017), a project that has been six years in the making, is the first fully painted feature film in history. The motion picture puts the life of the iconic artist, Vincent Van Gogh, under the microscope. Every one of the 65,000 frames within the film has been painstakingly created to mimic Van Gogh’s acclaimed Post-Impressionist style with technical precision and patience. This biopic labour of love took a troupe of 125 artists to...

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