Madonna and Guy Ritchie Nude Painting Made by Peter Howson Up for Auction at McTear's

Peter Howson, Madonna & Guy, oil on canvas, 89cm x 120cm. Estimate: £ 15,000 - 22,000

An oil painting featuring Madonna and her ex-husband Guy Ritchie naked is to go under the hammer.

The 2005 work titled Madonna And Guy, one of several nudes of the star by Peter Howson, is expected to fetch up to £22,00 when it goes on sale at McTear’s in Glasgow this Saturday, PA reports.

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Published in: on May 29, 2009 at 1:33 am  Leave a Comment  
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Raphael's Madonna is restored

Raphael. Madonna of the Goldfinch. 1506. Uffizi Gallery, Florence. The image before and after the restoration

Italian experts have finished the restoration of Raphael’s masterpiece Madonna of the Goldfinch (1506). It was seriously harmed while the ruining of Lorenzo Nasi’s house in 1548. The picture will be returned to the exposition of Uffizi Gallery.

Raphael created Madonna of the Goldfinch for the wedding of his friend, an influential Italian merchant Lorenzo Nasi. The artist depicted God’s Mother with John the Baptist giving Jesus a goldfinch which is considered a symbol of crucifixion and violent death.

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Published in: on January 16, 2009 at 9:09 am  Leave a Comment  
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