Gastbeitrag

Cheer up, young man, it could have been worse!

A brief analysis of the Taipei painting incident Dr. Martin Pracher A short video currently went viral where an unfortunate young boy tripped and punched a tear in an Italian baroque painting supposedly by the painter Paolo Porpora (1617-1673) and later said to be from the hand of Mario Nuzzi (1603-1673). The fist size hole…

A return ticket for Serodine

By Fabrizo Dassie, Milano. „The Inedited Portrait of a Young Man“ (Oil on canvas, 30×40 cm) by Giovanni Serodine (Ascona 1600-1631 Rome) has not always been a recognized work of art by one of the most important painters of the European baroque, before it arrived at the Museo Cantonale di Züst (Ticino), but a painting…

The two Towers: Turm der blauen Pferde

By Jean Marie Carey  Turm der Blauen Pferde is two images, one the massive masterwork missing since 1945, the other a standard postcard in the Bayerische Staatsgemaldesammlungen in Munich. The images are fraternal, not identical twins, but they do show the same group of four horses. Franz Marc, Turm der blauen Pferde, (1913) 14 by…

Confrontations and Reconciliations

By Jean Marie Carey Franz Marc had complicated dealings with his Blaue Reiter colleagues, particularly August Macke, but also Gabriele Münter. Marc, who, from the moment of his introduction to Wassily Kandinsky in 1911 captivated the Russian painter, was for the most part cordial to Münter, who resented Marc’s demands on Kandinsky’s attention and time.…

The discovery of an early Toorop

Guestpost by Wendela Wagenaar-Burgemeister I was asked to advise on an inheritance formed by a collection of nineteenth- and twentieth century- Dutch paintings and works on paper, porcelain and glass. Among the paintings was a so far unrecorded beautiful small landscape with houses by the Dutch artist Jan Theodoor Toorop (1885-1928), 28 x 35 cm.,…

Bilder versichern… aber mit Vorsicht

von Dr. Dietmar Stock-Nieden Jacob Burckhardt, der bedeutende Basler Kulturhistoriker, hielt im Februar des Jahres 1882 einen Vortrag mit dem Titel „Über die Echtheit alter Bilder“. Er griff darin ein Problem auf, das zum damaligen Zeitpunkt insbesondere infolge des bereits voll entwickelten Kunstmarktes schon lange reichlich Zündstoff bot, hingen doch von der ‚Echtheit‘ neben dem…