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Ten Pithy Bits About Paul Cézanne

Paul Cézanne: Chronic malcontent, star pupil of Pissarro, or father of Modern Art? Yes, just yes. He was all those things. In polished art history books, you’ll also learn that he was born to wealthy parents who fully expected him to pursue a career in law. But because he rebelled against their well-organized plans for his life, he was a frequent source of disappointment to his family. Of course, they’d be astounded to know that…

Gift Ideas: 7 Masterpieces That Crushed It at Auction

Salvator Mundi, that unassuming Christ figure attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, just shattered the price ceiling for art sold at auction. The final sales price tag? A whopping $450.3 million—and to one very privileged “unknown” buyer. The good news for us average people is that you can purchase a beautifully framed print of this High Renaissance jewel today. In fact, it’s already topping the art aficionado gift-giving charts. But not every art lover on your…