The art of painting and drawing are the most popular hobbies for children, but it turns out they’re also the most expensive.
The cost of painting is now estimated at $300,000, according to the Art Institute of Chicago.
That’s more than double the cost of drawing a painting.
The most expensive painting in the world, by far, is a painting by Josef Albers, whose masterpieces include “The Castle,” a medieval castle built in a cave in the Czech Republic, and “The Sable,” a castle in England that was decorated with sables.
Albers sold his work for $3 million.
The highest-paid painting artist is the famed Dutch artist Piet Mondrian, who paid more than $4 million in the 1990s.
The top 10 most expensive paintings are all by famous artists: Albers’s “The Spaghetti Western,” by Picasso; “A Man for All Seasons,” by Van Gogh; “The Mona Lisa,” by Titian; and “Nude,” by Cezanne.
The 10 least expensive paintings: The “Happiness Tree” by Picassos, by Titien; “Dogs and Cats,” by Edvard Munch; and the “Mona Lisa,” in the style of the “Nudes” by Cézanne.
The priciest painting: “The Garden,” by Vermeer, by Van der Beek.
The least expensive painting: the “Hair and Nails,” by Rembrandt.