ARM   RUS   ENG

Renaissance master Caravaggio’s paintings cost $860 million

Italian art experts have reportedly discovered around 100 drawings and a number of paintings by the Renaissance master Caravaggio in a find that could be worth over $860 million.

Maurizio Bernardelli Curuz and Adriana Conconi Fedrigolli found the works among a collection held at Milan's Sforza Castle by pupils of painter Simone Peterzano with whom Caravaggio studied from the age of 11.

The pieces were the work of a "strong, quick... hand" showing "the faces, bodies and scenes the young Caravaggio would use in later years," Bernardelli Curuz was quoted as saying by La Repubblica daily.

Photographs of the works, extracts of which were published in the Italian media Thursday, ranged from preparative anatomical sketches to religious scenes, the AFP reports.

06.07.2012, 11:59

Aysor.am

In case you have found a mistake in the text, please send a message to the editor by selecting the mistake and pressing Ctrl-Enter.
Share |






Newsline

17:42 • 23/09, Aram I condemns terror act against Armenian Church in Deir ez-Zor

17:05 • 23/09, L. Aleksanyan: Sanctions against Russia will affect Armenia

16:46 • 23/09, Katherine Leach: Yerevan and Baku should be prepared for concessions

16:00 • 23/09, Catholicos Karekin II to visit India, Singapore and Myanmar

15:32 • 23/09, IDF shoots down Syrian fighter plane infiltrating Israeli territory

15:02 • 23/09, Representatives of SMEs protest outside Armenian government

14:39 • 23/09, Trio of factions to meet in Armenian parliament today

14:00 • 23/09, Iranian president to visit Armenia

13:33 • 23/09, Armenian president to pay working visit to United States

13:19 • 23/09, Haykakan Zhamanak: HHK-BHK coalition still exists

12:57 • 23/09, Armenian president receives French MPs

12:00 • 23/09, Chorrord Ishkhanutyun: Trio of parties to hold rallies in provinces

11:44 • 23/09, Chorrord Ishkhanutyun: Center of SDHP to be moved to Armenia

11:24 • 23/09, Names of candidates for Armenia’s judge in HCHR kept secret

11:20 • 23/09, Warner Bros., After Shake-Up and Shaky Summer, Digs In

11:02 • 23/09, Yoshiko Yamaguchi, 94, Actress in Propaganda Films, Dies

10:45 • 23/09, Albums by Leonard Cohen, Otis Brown III and Lee Ann Womack

10:30 • 23/09, Syria: US begins air strikes on Islamic State targets

10:10 • 23/09, Over 140,000 people sign petitions for vote recount in Scottish referendum

09:52 • 23/09, Ukraine's Foreign Minister contented with military cooperation with US

09:35 • 23/09, White House intruder 'had ammo and a machete in his car'

09:17 • 23/09, Sierra Leone, Liberia brace for new Ebola cases

09:00 • 23/09, Islamist group kidnaps Frenchman in Algeria

21:04 • 22/09, NKR president receives Baroness Caroline Cox

20:49 • 22/09, Armenia, Germany strengthen financial and technical cooperation

20:09 • 22/09, Serzh Sargsyan pays working visit to Armavir province

19:12 • 22/09, Makeyan: Four parliamentary forces controlled by authorities

18:47 • 22/09, Criminal case opened over Defense Ministry car crash

18:27 • 22/09, Singer Andre receives title of Armenia’s Honored Artist

18:00 • 22/09, Anonymous hacker group launches cyber war against Islamic State militants

17:32 • 22/09, Afghanistan: Ghani named President

17:05 • 22/09, Ukraine crisis: Military to pull back artillery in east

16:27 • 22/09, Iranian president congratulates Armenia on Independence Day

15:53 • 22/09, Sharmazanov condemns destruction of shared Christian spiritual values

15:18 • 22/09, Armenian president awards Colonel Onik Gasparyan

14:43 • 22/09, Armen Poghosyan: Price growth in Armenia is inevitable

14:00 • 22/09, Vice president of Rostelecom: We take interest in Armenian market

13:18 • 22/09, Driver injured in chain reaction crash on Nzhdeh Street

12:42 • 22/09, Temperatures to rise on September 22-23

12:25 • 22/09, Convicted pedophile dies in Armenia

12:06 • 22/09, Holy Martyrs Armenian Church in Der Dzor exploded

11:48 • 22/09, Delegation led by Armenian education minister travels to Estonia

11:30 • 22/09, 'Deadly blasts' in China's restive Xinjiang region

11:13 • 22/09, Mars Maven mission arrives in orbit

10:58 • 22/09, Japan’s Prime Minister offers meeting with Putin

10:35 • 22/09, US, other countries to provide Ukraine with non-lethal weapon

10:18 • 22/09, Turkey clamps down on Syria border after Kurdish unrest

10:00 • 22/09, 7 injured when fueling boat catches fire in Boston