The works from a few hundred years ago conceal many secrets. It happens that an undescribed artwork turns out to be a real masterpiece. As in the case of the painting described in general terms as “the Italian school”, which turned out to be the work of a master whose works are now in the collection of the Louvre or the Hermitage. It was Simone Pignoni, a Baroque painter associated with the princely court, who painted the famous allegories. Pignoni’s works can now be admired all over the world, and in DESA Unicum his painting was auctioned for 26 thousand zlotys.
The works of the Old Masters conceal many unusual stories - full of references, allegories, secrets. These works are extremely valuable due to their origin and invaluable in terms of the number of stories and meanings hidden in them.
Modern painting has hardly been present on the Polish art market. The exhibition of such paintings is a huge challenge - nowadays most of the works from this period are in museums and private collectors are reluctant to give up their treasures. Old art is mainly associated with the extraordinary artistry of the artists of that time. Having works performed with great talent, accuracy and realism is a great prestige today.
Feb. 2, 2022, 2 p.m.
OLD MASTERS. 19TH CENTURY AND MODERN ART.
In 2021, in the Old Masters department, we had the honour to work with the extraordinary works of Jacek Malczewski. Among the rare paintings from prestigious collections were the 1914 ‘Orpheus and Eurydice' and the 1888 ‘Nativity Play'. The works have set auction records for the paintings of the greatest ...