What makes being a Francophile worth it?

Anybody can claim to be a Francophile, but a true one is worth an intense interest, being an all in one connoisseur. France is the world’s most visited country and there is a plethora of reasons for it. The country with beautiful Atlantic beaches to serene peaks of Alps, gives everything a nature lover carves for. And this is just a bonus to ...

The 3 Finest Pens that hit the market lately

A fine pen is a subtle status symbol. It is a style statement which can be used every day as an insignia of your personality and taste. While carrying a pen itself is a substantial habit, a fine designer pen does the talking about character in the loudest way. Among others, here are the top three designer pen, which can be also among your rare collectibles. Th ...

African arts reaching new horizons with record auction sales

Ben Enwonwu with his famous ‘African Mona Lisa’, the ‘African Princess’. Courtesy: AFP Lately, African fine art is reaching new heights in the industry. Galleries dedicated to this specific genre pops up in every top art exhibition as well as auction houses. Its relevance among art connoisseurs can be comprehended from the fact that ...


Decoding Frida Kahlo in her five paintings

Frida Kahlo’s creations and paintings are inspired by popular culture of Mexico, in a mix of folk and native art. It is the strength of meaning and symbolism in her paintings that hauls her works to the highest echelons of modern art and painting. She painted 55 self-portrayals of herself, ingrained deep in metaphors and strong symb ...

Marx’s manuscript sold at whopping 3.5 Crore at auction

It was a substantial accolade for Karl Marx, the great Communist icon in his 200th birth anniversary. In a recent auction in China, a page of the original manuscript of Das Kapital was sold at a whopping price of USD 5,23,000 or INR 3,54,09,715. The page was acquired from Feng Lun, a notable Chinese entrepreneur. The bidding started at 3,0 ...

The Five best Antiques Markets of India

When it comes to Antiques, India can offer a whole new paradigm. Thanks to its heritage as a country where human walked at the earliest. Also, India’s fame as an ancient civilization and one of the richest trade centers add massively to its significance in antiques market. India’s antique market is flooded with folk arts to Victo ...


Top 5 Paintings on Antiques Roadshow’s latest “Most Expensive” list

Paintings; may it be portraits, landscape, abstracts or any random moment, has been always a center of intense aesthetics. They appeal to the mind in such a way that the effect is certain to take anybody out or reality or a vice-versa. The metaphorical appeals in famous painting make them mysterious enough to become center of attractio ...

The 5 Most Expensive Antiques in world ever auctioned

While antiques have been always the best collectibles, their high price has never stopped passionate gleaners to acquire them. Other than the rich history and significance, these antiques have been always a priced possession for business. Here’s the list of 10 most expensive antiques and artifacts that were ever auctioned. ...

The reasons why Auctions are hauling Art Prices to the Zenith

FieldGuides The fury seemed to kick start at the Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale in the spring of 2015. A Vincent van Gogh canvas cracked into the price of $66.3 million running pass its highest estimate of $40 million. It is just an example from among many other record sales that followed in the auction week. The highest single-week sale wa ...


Monet and French Impressionism

An auto-portrait by Claude Monet. Painting is among the classiest interests. It is a depiction of a deep personality and an ingrained attraction towards aesthetics. While taking about painting, the works of Leonardo da Vinci, Picasso and their likes are the foremost to start with. But Claude Monet would always remain as a special mention ...