INSTAGRAM RANKING

CLASSICAL ART INSTAGRAM RANKING 2016/2017

Dear reader, below you will find selected Instagram accounts of sophisticated classical art – true to our philosophy “We value quality, not only like numbers”.


1. MUSÈE DU LOUVRE

The Musée du Louvre might be the world’s most popular museum for classical masterpieces. It was the first museum of its kind, when the former royal art collection was opened to the public in the late 18th century. So we highly suggest to follow them on Instagram :

Source: www.instagram.com/museelouvre


2. MUSEO DEL PRADO

The Museo del Prado was founded in the early 19th century, following the example of the Louvre. Today, it is one of the world’s biggest museums. One of its highlights is Leonardo da Vinci’s “second” Mona Lisa.

Source: www.instagram.com/museo_del_prado


3. THE STATE HERMITAGE MUSEUM

The Hermitage was established in 1764 by Empress Catherine the Great. Today, the collection includes over 3 million works of art and world culture artefacts.

#hermitage_museum #visit_hermitage

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Source: www.instagram.com/hermitage_museum


4. THE NATIONAL GALLERY / LONDON

The National Gallery in London was founded in 1824 and is one of the most frequently visited museums in the world. It is known for its brilliant collection, containing artworks from Jan van Eyck, William Turner, Tizian and many more. Its well curated Instagram account provides a potpourri of interesting facts about the collection’s valuable paintings.

Room 32: the home of some of the Italian paintings in our collection. At the turn of the 17th century two artists in Rome created new styles that were to affect the future of painting across Europe. Annibale Carracci and Caravaggio based their art on a return to the study of nature, rejecting the elegant artificiality of their Mannerist predecessors. Both sought a truer expression of the 'affetti', the passions of the soul, in bold, animated compositions with figures of unprecedented presence and vitality. Annibale believed that the idealisation of nature was essential to making art and created a new classical style. Caravaggio, meanwhile, introduced a potent naturalism to religious and mythological painting, making the subject matter seem contemporary. Their legacies can be seen in the dynamic compositions, dramatic lighting, vivid use of colour and intense expression of emotion, characteristic of the Baroque style. Come and see works by them and the artists they inspired at the National Gallery. Photo by #nationalgallery photographer Tom Patterson. #art #arthistory #painting #gallery #museum #instamuseum #lookup #architecture #artgallery

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Source: www.instagram.com/national_gallery


5. MUSÈE D’ORSAY

The Musée d’Orsay was opened 30 years ago and is located in an old Parisian railway station, that was built for the world exhibition in 1900. The museum is world-famous for its unique collection of French impressionists.

La verrière et la nef du musée d'Orsay. #museedorsay #museeorsay #museum #paris #art Musée d'Orsay / Sophie Boegly

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Source: www.instagram.com/museeorsay


6. STÄDEL MUSEUM

At the Städel Museum in Frankfurt you can find 700 years of art. It was founded in the year 1815 by the banker and businessman Johann Friedrich Städel and is ranked as Germany’s oldest museum foundation.

Source: www.instagram.com/staedelmuseum


7. THE FRICK COLLECTION

The Frick Collection is a situated in a magnificent palace at the Central Park. In 1935 the former residence of Henry C. Frick was turned into a museum, showing one of the most important collections of Western fine art in the whole world.

Source: www.instagram.com/frickcollection


8. CHRISTIE’S

The auction house Christie’s was founded in 1766 and is one of the first adresses for selling and buying classical art. Get informed about the latest auctions on the company’s official Instagram account.

Source: www.instagram.com/christiesinc


9. SOTHEBY’S

The auction house Sotheby’s was established in 1744. In 1884 Sotheby’s sold Dante Alighieri’s Divina Commedia – illustrated with 84 drawings by Sandro Botticelli – for £ 13,000, which was a huge milestone in the company’s history.

Source: www.instagram.com/sothebys


10. DOROTHEUM

Also the Austrian auction house Dorotheum, which is the biggest of its kind in middle Europe, is known for its latest auctions of old master paintings. Get an impression of their most stunning artworks on Instagram.

Detail, portrait of King Philip IV of Spain(1605–1665), Studio of #DiegoVelázquez There's a lot to love about lot 89 in our #OldMasterPaintings #auction on October 18!. For starters: 1) It's beautiful! 2)It's the only known studio version in brown and silver of #DiegoVelázquez’s portrait of #PhilipIV, which is now in the #NationalGallery London 3) It has newly been rediscovered after spending 150 years in obscurity 4) Its last known mention was in a comment written by hand by the famous French painter #JeanAugusteDominqueIngres in circa 1840 almost certainly describing it as a beautiful work by Velázquez. 5) Its reappearance of sheds valuable light on the working methods of Velázquez and his apprentices. 6) It's beautiful! 7) It's beautiful! 8. It's beautiful! 9) It's beautiful! 10) It's beautiful! etc. etc. … Learn more about this important and beautiful painting, including a history of its ownership, in our online catalog: http://ow.ly/uuyn304N7B6 or follow link in bio to -> Current Auctions ->Old Master Paintings. #AlteMeister #Gemälde #OilOnCanvas #ÖlAufLeinwand #Auctionswoche #AuctionWeek #Dorotheum

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Source: www.instagram.com/dorotheum