police arrest brothers who sold a fake Goya … and were paid with fake cash

article by Lorena Muñoz-Alonso |  artnet news | February 23, 2015 Spanish Police have arrested two brothers from Girona, Spain, who attempted to sell a fake Francisco de Goya painting to a purported sheikh, EFE reports. But the “sheikh” was no victim: he paid the pair with photocopied money. The con artists realized they had been…

turner masterpiece sells for £30.3m, setting world auction record for artist

Rome, From Mount Aventine was one of the last great works in private hands and remains in exceptional condition One of the last great Turner masterpieces remaining in private hands set a world auction record for the artist tonight, Sotheby’s said. Rome, From Mount Aventine, sold for £30.3m including buyer’s premium, easily beating its estimate…

the daffodil code

Leonardo da Vinci always impressed on his students the importance of depicting nature accurately. He wrote: “Painter, you should know that you cannot be good if you are not a master universal enough to imitate with your art every kind of natural form.”