The most expensive pieces of art in the world

 The value of art is not determined by its price, nor is it subject to pressure from its price value. When we talk about the most expensive paintings in the world, we do not want to indicate in phrases or insinuations that these works have a higher and better artistic value than others.

The most expensive pieces of art in the world

The truth known by art lovers and historians is that many works of art only become famous after being sold at high prices.

There are also paintings and rarities of great craftsmanship that are not included in this high price list. For example, a painting of a dog by the Spanish artist Francisco Goya is recognized as the most vivid and informative in expressing the things involved in its raison d'être.

A journey among the most expensive paintings in the world

Edvard Munch "The Scream"

1. The painting “The Scream” is one of the most expensive paintings in the world, and it is also the most famous painting from various works by Munch. The painting was sold in 2012 to billionaire Leon Black for £11,900 million.

The painting "The Scream" has received worldwide recognition for its expressive colors, soft lines and stunning overall effect. It depicts a wide view of the fjords, cities and hills beyond, and in the background on the left, where friends are often recognized, two figures can be seen walking.

This painting was first exhibited in 1893 at Munch's solo exhibition in Berlin, where it received many interpretations, becoming the central element and subject of artistic analysis and criticism. Another copy of this painting is in the Edvard Munch Museum.

Interchange by Willem de Kooning

This mysterious painting belongs to the school of abstraction and was inspired by the Dutch-American artist Willem de Kooning during his stay in New York and was completed in 1955.

In the fall of 2015, the painting "Stock Exchange" became one of the most expensive paintings in the world; Billionaire Ken Griffin bought it along with Jackson Pollock's painting "17A" from businessman David Geffen.

The total amount of the transaction amounted to $ 55 billion, the share of the painting by Willem de Kooning was $ 3 billion. It is currently on display at the Chicago Art Museum.

"The Card Player" by Paul Cézanne

In the late 90's, Paul Cézanne published a series of 5 oil paintings depicting the theme of a card player. The largest and most detailed painting in the series was a painting for the Barnes Burns Foundation in Philadelphia.

Cézanne developed each of these paintings with great care, making numerous preparatory drawings and studying the local peasants closely.

Despite the clearly static nature of the painting, the artist was first to guess everything within it with his own body, and then from the various small details present in the painting, from the man who was standing and smoking, through a pipe hanging on the wall, so that the child's gaze was fixed on the paper.

When will You Marry by Paul Gauguin

The French artist Paul Gauguin painted this oil painting, which belongs to the Post-Impressionist school, in 1892, and it is part of a collection of his works that he created in Tahiti.

The artist traveled to Tahiti for the first time in 1891, where he hoped to find the Garden of Eden so that he could create pure primitive art, rather than the artificial works offered by French painters. But when he arrived in Tahiti, he did not find his lost paradise, but rather an eighteenth-century colony, at least two-thirds of whose indigenous population had been killed by disease, and the “primitive” culture that Paul Gauguin had come to appeal to had been destroyed.

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