fine-art

Painting by William Bouguereau

Collecting 19th Century Art

Chances are good that the wonderful landscape your parents bought 30 years ago to hang over the mantel wasn't purchased as an investment. Chances are even better that this same painting, if painted by a 19th-century artist of even reasonable note, has greatly increased in value. Chances… Read More »
Pierre Auguste Renoir

Renoir...Brushstrokes of a Genius

Rembrandt, da Vinci, Picasso, Renoir...The difference between artistic talent and artistic genius can often be assessed in a single brushstroke. Without question, Pierre Auguste Renoir stands at the forefront of history's most recognized and acclaimed artists...a true artistic genius,… Read More »
William Bouguereau

William Bouguereau

Considered the finest of the French academic painters, William Bouguereau's works are among the most renowned of all 19th-century paintings. His works can be found in the Louvre and the Museé d'Orsay in Paris, the National Gallery in London and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New… Read More »
La Baie de Sainte Brélade, Jersey by Théo van Rysselberghe

Record-Shattering Auction Sales Bode Well For Art Market

"Politicians anxiously trying to find out just how serious the current economic difficulties are might like to take a look at the art market...The numbers can leave no one in doubt about the buyer's readiness to part with cash." - Souren Melikian, "What's in a Name? At Art… Read More »