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Vastari is an online plattform that brings art collectors and museum curators together. I had the opportunity to speak with Bernadine Broecker, founder and CEO of Vastari, at the Authentication in Art congress in The Hague (11.5.-13.5.2016) about her „child“, why it is interesting for collectors and her new projects. Bernadine, how and why was the idea of…

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.…

Impressions of the changing interior in a Viennese Palais

Usually I visit the Palais Clam-Gallas in Vienna’s 9th district close to the city center to attend occasional soirées of the alumni club of my former school, the “Lycée Francais de Vienne”, located just downhill of the Palais. As an art advisor who never sleeps, I have of course noticed the sparse furniture and the…

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.,…