In the art world, a record was shattered yesterday.  A painting by Leonardo DaVinci became the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction.  The purchase price?  $450 Million for a portrait of Jesus Christ.

I can not wrap my head around a number so huge.  Can you?  If you had that much money, would you spend it on a piece of art?  I would not.

Don't get me wrong, though.  I actually really love great art!  I was fortunate to have taken some art history classes through the years which helped me understand and appreciate it more.  Going to museums and galleries is actually one of my favorite things to do when I travel.

What I learned is that I enjoy paintings in which color and light are emphasized.  If I had to pick a favorite artist, I'd choose Claude Monet from the Impressionist Period and Helen Frankenthaler from the Modern Art world.

What type of art do you most enjoy looking at?  Is there a favorite painter whose images you have on your wall?