TEFAF ART FAIR 2018;
This week the yearly world famous art fair Tefaf takes place in Maastricht.
It’s an event I never skip; every year it is on the top of my wish list.
And every year I go there with a different view, for a different story.
This edition, obviously, I wanted to focus on Italian art.
Not only because of VITA DI LUSSO, but also because Tefaf presented some Italian highlights.
And they got a lot of worldwide attention!
Already at the start of the fair, art pieces were immediately sold. A large oil painting of Giovanni Battista Cipriani was sold for € 425.000,- and two monumental, marble sculptures brought in 1,75 million! Once sold, the art pieces were wrapped up and packaged in order to transport them to the new owner. So unfortunately I was not able to capture those on my camera.
But luckily there was more. And they all had to do with my trip to Venice for Modulnova, which also took place this week.
At the stand of Derek Jones Limited, I truly experienced a ‘360-tour on linnen’, containing art works from Venice, painted in the 18th Century. Of course the Piazza San Marco, but also the Santa Maria della Salute, the Grand Canal and the Palazzo Ducale.
Beautiful fine art, showing the rich architecture of the historical centre of Venice. All painted before Napoleon conquered the city in 1797, by which it lost its independency.
Still lifes always caught my attention. We know the Roman painted still lifes on walls and ceilings. The Dutch Master Painters were the brightest stars, but at the same time the Italian gave some as well. Not only Giorgio Morandi for instance, but also Paolo Porpora and Cristoforo Munari. They had a beautiful sense of colour and aesthetics, as any Italian would.
You can still visit this Tefaf edition (up until the 18th). Highly recommended!