Happy Birthday, Joseph Mallord William Turner

Happy Birthday, Joseph Mallord William Turner (April 23, 1775 – December 19, 1851) A controversial artist during his time, J.M.W. Turner was ridiculed by his critics. Nevertheless, he became known as the person who championed landscape painting. He gave the world 550 oil paintings, 2,000 watercolours, and 30,000 paper works. The critics have been silenced!Continue reading “Happy Birthday, Joseph Mallord William Turner”

Painting Sells for $35.6 Million

Someone ran out of money. That is how a story always starts. We usually hear the ending. And by that time nobody really knows or cares about the beginning. They just see a headline that proclaims: John Constable painting “The Lock” sells for $35.6 million. The seller, Baroness Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza, a former Miss Spain andContinue reading “Painting Sells for $35.6 Million”