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 beach...

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. A...

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...

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 ...

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,...

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 ...

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. T...

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&...

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 f...

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 t...