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Long-lost Caravaggio saga ends with a mysterious and sudden sale and not a $171m auction

The story of the long-lost Caravaggio painting of Judith Beheading Holofernes (1607), which was discovered in an attic in 2014, just abruptly ended. Expected to fetch as much as $171 million at auction this week, the painting had the entire art world watching. In a last minute move however, Marc Labarbe Auctions in Toulouse, France, […]

Long-lost Caravaggio could sell for $171 million

In just a few days, a long-lost painting believed to be by the Italian Old Master Caravaggio is set to hit the auction block. Found in the attic of a house in Toulouse in 2014, the painting is copy or a second version of Caravaggio’s c. 1599 Judith Beheading Holofernes. Quickly dubbed the ‘Caravaggio in […]

Kamel Mennour to show ‘rediscovered’ Caravaggio in Paris gallery

The famous painting depicting Judith beheading Holofernes, which recently caused controversy for its attribution to Caravaggio by the Old Masters specialist Eric Turquin, will go on show at Galerie Kamel Mennour in Paris this week (18 April – 4 May). The piece will be displayed next to French Artist Daniel Buren’s site-specific work, Pyramidal, haut-relief […]

A look at a Seicento Roman workshop

The exhibition being shown by Galerie Nationale d’art Ancien of Rome at Palais Barberini may be small in scope (not because of the size of the paintings!), but it’s significant in what it reveals about a time that’s very important to all enthusiasts, and especially those who have read Yves Bonnefoy: Rome during the period […]

From Attic to Auction: The Journey of the Lost Caravaggio

The story of the lost Caravaggio discovered in a dusty attic in France has recently taken an exciting turn, with its highly-anticipated auctioning planned for this summer. The discovery of the masterpiece brought up the total number of paintings attributed to Caravaggio to 68. As it was unveiled last week at Colnaghi gallery, we reflect […]

A closer look on Gentileschi’s Self-Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Artemisia Gentileschi’s Baroque masterpieces are all about women. They almost always show women in action, asserting their agency and defying the patriarchal oppression of late 16th century Papal Rome. Even when male figures are absent in Gentileschi’s works, like in her “Self-Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria,” currently on display at the National Portrait Gallery […]