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John Singer Sargent: A Study for Porta della Carta of the Doge’s Palace.

John Singer Sargent was born to expatriate American parents in Florence in 1856. Always in search of culture, his family traveled often throughout Europe, always finding their way back to Italy, the perceived epicenter of all things culturally significant. Even after establishing residency in England in 1886, Sargent returned to Italy numerous times, including annual […]

Discovered: Clues To Picasso’s Painting Method

Last month, Woodshed Art Auctions was consigned a portrait painting of a woman, signed Picasso and dated 1939.  While examining its condition, a few startling things were discovered. Visual inspection revealed that the painting looked like others from the mid-20th century: Dry paint, an even layer of light grime and dust both front and back, […]