The painting "The Blue Boy" was purchased by Henry Huntington in 1921 for a then-record price of $725,000, which translates to more than $9.6 million in 2014. "Pinkie" was the last painting purchased by Huntington in the late 1920s for an undisclosed price.Know More
Both portraits hang close to each other in The Huntington Library in San Marino, Calif. "The Blue Boy" was painted by Thomas Gainsborough in 1770. Huntington bought the painting from the Duke of Westminster in England.
"Pinkie" was completed by Thomas Lawrence in 1794, and the portrait features an 11-year-old girl in a pink dress. The subject, Sarah Barrett Moulton, died a few months after the painting was finished. Sarah's younger brother, Edward, was the father of poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning.Learn more in Painting
Jasper Johns used hot beeswax blended with color pigments to create his paintings on the canvas' surface. The wax was so thick during application, that the paintings ended up 5 inches deep from the canvas, which gave the paintings an appearance of a sculpture or tapestry that hangs on the wall.Full Answer >
There are many of Vincent van Gogh's paintings that are famous. "The Starry Night," "Irises" and "Sunflowers" are a few of his most popular works.Full Answer >
Akiane's stated inspiration for her paintings is the visions she began having at age 4. The young artist began having dreams and visions where she felt that she was communicating with God and continues to seek images and assistance from Him.Full Answer >
Leonardo da Vinci was best known for his paintings, drawings and technological designs. In addition to these he also worked as an architect and engineer and was reportedly a skilled musician.Full Answer >