The National Palaces Painting Museum in Istanbul’s Dolmabahçe Palace became one of the foremost painting museums in the world, with its collection of more than 3,000 paintings in its inventory and the opportunity to exhibit 553 paintings at the same time.
More than 100 years after Vincent van Gogh created ‘The Starry Night,’ the painting’s swirls of yellows, blues and browns continue to fascinate, seemingly dancing around one another and making viewers feel as if the sky is enveloping them.
David Hockney’s 1980 landscape painting ‘Nichols Canyon’ will go on offer at the upcoming Phillips contemporary evening sale, scheduled to take place on December 7. The painting carries an estimate of around $35 million, according to a press release from Phillips, and is billed as “unequivocally the most important landscape by the artist in private hands.” The hefty price tag makes it Hockney’s most expensive landscape to ever appear at auction, and, if its estimate is achieved, would place the work in the artist’s top three most expensive auction results.
A large painting shaped like the letter A is installed in the middle of a dark room at the Arario Museum in Space in Seoul. As gallery visitors walk around the structure and turn each corner, they encounter a different theme.
Music, conversation, weather, travels. They synthesize into our perception of the world, reminding us that we are part of a larger community, even when our world seems to have shrunk to the size of a window pane.