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The supposed Caravaggio, inspected by experts from the Prado Museum, the Royal Academy and Culture
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The supposed Caravaggio, inspected by experts from the Prado Museum, the Royal Academy and Culture

A delegation made up of experts from the Prado Museum, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando and the General Directorate of Heritage of the Ministry of Culture of the Community of Madrid have inspected for the first time the supposed work of Caravaggio which is located in Madrid.The visit, which It was held this Tuesday and it has been confirmed to Efe by sources from the Ministry of Culture of the Madrid Government, it is part of the steps to follow for its declaration as an Asset of Cultural Interest (BIC) initiated by the Community of Madrid at the request of the Ministry of Culture to protect the work.The reports This first visit will be addressed at a meeting of the Regional Counc...
Sold a possible Alonso Cano, of the owners of the Caravaggio, for only 12,000 euros
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Sold a possible Alonso Cano, of the owners of the Caravaggio, for only 12,000 euros

The Pérez de Castro family, owner of the supposed Caravaggio that was about to be auctioned in Madrid a few weeks ago, sold another painting, a possible Alonso Cano, for 12,000 euros, a "ridiculous" figure for the Spanish painter and which was acquired by the antiquarian José Antonio Urbina.The box is in restoration process, as confirmed by Urbina, director of the Caylus gallery, in an interview with Efe. Once it is restored, and authorship certified, its possible sale price will be estimated.The price will be much higher, according to the antique dealer, who recognizes that the figure for which he acquired it it is "laughable". Until his authorship is certified, he prefers not to give a possi...
The great geniuses have their own TV: six ART documentaries to give culture a spin
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The great geniuses have their own TV: six ART documentaries to give culture a spin

It would be difficult to explain to Diego Velázquez what an online television channel is, but surely it would be worth it and I would be pleased to know that 361 years after he died, follow the latest and most modern form of communication.That's what he does European Cultural Channel ART, an online television channel co-financed by the EU, free and open with a multitude of audiovisual content on different topics: culture, art, history, science, psychology, music and sports, among others. ART channel is a public service medium that was born in 1990 after a Franco-German agreement, with a European vocation. Since 2015, thanks to the co-financing of the European Union, a selection of ARTE content...
Evaristo’s move with the ‘caravaggio’: he kept it in 1823 when he changed it to Fine Arts for another work
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Evaristo’s move with the ‘caravaggio’: he kept it in 1823 when he changed it to Fine Arts for another work

The painting that has revolutionized the art world began this year 2021 sheltered in a building in the Salamanca district and with an authorship attributed to the painter's circle. Jose de Ribera. Four months later, the canvas is still in Madrid, but sheltered in a safe place, an antique dealer that guarantees optimal conservation conditions. Its value has increased enormously in this time. Without being aware, the Pérez de Castro family had in their hands a possible canvas by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610), one of the great masters of art history. The odyssey of the painting is coming to light. Evaristo Pérez de Castro, ancestor of the current owners, got the Behold the man in 1823. The Spanish politician and diplomat, who reached among many other positi...
The supposed Caravaggio belongs to the Pérez de Castro Méndez family
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The supposed Caravaggio belongs to the Pérez de Castro Méndez family

The family Pérez de Castro Méndez, head of the IADE school of design and fashion and descendants of Evaristo Pérez de Castro, editor of the Constitution of Cádiz of 1812, is the owner of the supposed painting of Caravaggio that was going to be auctioned on April 8 in Madrid, according to one information published this Thursday night by the newspaper The country.The newspaper points out in its web edition that the confirmation of ownership comes from Jorge Coll, CEO of Colnaghi, one of the most important antique dealers in the world.This antique dealer will directly manage "the study, restoration and any other management" related to the painting, which is a family heritage that the three childre...
The Pérez de Castro family, linked to art, owners of the supposed Caravaggio, who will be inspected
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The Pérez de Castro family, linked to art, owners of the supposed Caravaggio, who will be inspected

The Community of Madrid already knows who the owners of the supposed Caravaggio are. It is about the Pérez de Castro family. The Ansorena auction house has communicated his name to the Ministry of Culture and in a few weeks the period for it to be inspected will begin. As revealed by Elmundo.es, the three Pérez de Castro brothers are sons of the founder of the IADE design school, Antonio Pérez de Castro. The Colnaghi firm will be in charge of the sale, and the previous expertise and restoration. The painting is in the process of being declared an Asset of Cultural Interest (BIC) through actions by the Community of Madrid. The objective is to prevent it from being exported. The file was opened on April 9 at the request of the Ministry of Culture, which had already dec...