Blog Posts tagged with renaissance painting

This stunning pair of paintings by Bartolomeo di Giovanni was most likely made to adorn an altar

The Rebirth of Renaissance Art

Posted: May 31, 2011 09:42 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

As redundant as it sounds, interest in Renaissance art really is in the midst of a tremendous rebirth. Evolving discoveries coupled with the strong sales performance within the past few years has led to a resurgence in and renewed appreciation for collecting these centuries-old masterworks. To give you an idea of what I mean, Sotheby's has held six sales that comprised mainly of works by the "Old Masters" which brought in over $117 million in sales...and that's only since January! Within the past few weeks, several important Renaissance works have made headlines in the art world, includ...