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  • Activists’ Controversial Smearing Of Red Paint On A Monet Painting At The Stockholm Museum Causes A Stir

    08/04/2023 2:00:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Past Chronicles ^ | 7/31 | Tyler Connaghan
    Maj and Emma, two self-proclaimed climate activists, took part in a duo protest at the National Museum in Stockholm, Sweden, this past week, involving a Monet painting. The activists decided to smear red paint onto a piece titled The Artist’s Garden at Giverny. This renowned painting from 1900, which is currently exhibited as part of the “The Garden – Six Centuries of Art and Nature” exhibition at the National Museum, showcases a vibrant landscape featuring pink and purple irises. The painting was loaned to the museum from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, where it has been held since 1983. However,...
  • Mashed Potato attack on $110 million Monet painting…

    10/24/2022 6:17:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 57 replies
    Citizen's Free Press ^ | Posted by Kane on October 24, 2022 1:16 am
    Citizen Free Press @CitizenFreePres · Follow Eco terrorists hurl liquified mash potatoes at a Monet painting. Message from the terrorists: "To make society remember that the fossil fuel course is killing us all" 10:19 AM · Oct 23, 2022 74 Reply Share ======================================================== VIDEO: https://twitter.com/i/status/1584202756050468866 ======================================================== Al Gore’s students from the group Last Generation staged the stunt at Museum Barberini in Potsdam, targeting Monet’s Meules. “People are starving, people are freezing, people are dying. We are in a climate catastrophe. And the only thing you’re afraid of is tomato soup or mashed potatoes on a painting,” the freak said. “Do...
  • Magritte Classic “Dominion of Light”, Works by Monet up for Auction in London

    02/24/2022 1:34:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    KFGO ^ | February 22, 2022 | Angus MacSwan
    Rene Magritte’s paradoxical painting “L’Empire des Lumieres” (Dominion of Light) – depicting a night-time street under a bright blue sky – will be auctioned in London next week and could bring a record price for a work by the Belgian surrealist. The painting, described by auction house Sotheby’s as “a masterpiece of 20th-century art”, has an estimate in excess of more than 45 million pounds ($60 million). It is the star attraction of Sotheby’s spring auction of modern and contemporary art that also features six paintings by impressionist Claude Monet as well as works by Picasso, Van Gogh, David Hockney...
  • Monet and Picasso Paintings Could Fetch £35 Million (+ van Gogh, Magritte)

    02/14/2022 11:38:22 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Barrons ^ | Feb. 8, 2022 | Ayse Kelce
    Sotheby's is announcing Tuesday three more major paintings to be offered at its March sales in London, including paintings from Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, and Vincent van Gogh. Leading the three is one of Monet’s 250 waterlilies, which was painted between 1914 and 1917, with an estimate of between £15 million and £20 million (US$20.3 million and US$27 million), according to a news release The work has not been exhibited since 1995, when it was displayed across three museums in Japan. It was last auctioned in 1978 at Christie’s in New York with an undisclosed selling price, which was probably...
  • Five Monet Paintings Could Fetch $50 M. at Sotheby’s Auction

    01/19/2022 1:28:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    ARTnews ^ | January 19, 2022 | ANGELICA VILLA
    Five works by Claude Monet from the same collection could fetch a collective £35 million ($50 million) during a modern and contemporary art evening sale at Sotheby’s that will take place in London on March 2. All five of the works are being offered with a guarantee. They are coming to market from a private American collection. In a statement, Sotheby’s European chairman and worldwide head of Impressionist and modern art, Helena Newman, said that recent interest in works by Monet “has taken on an even more renewed vigor.” Asian collectors, in particular, have fueled the rise in the artist’s...
  • How Monet's masterpieces manipulate our brain: Scientists reveal what makes the art 'trick' our eyes

    01/06/2019 8:13:11 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    Dailymail.com ^ | 18:37 EST, 4 January 2019 | Annie Palmer
    'With each of the paintings in the series, Monet manipulates viewer perception in a way that scientists at the time did not completely understand,' the university explained. The study 'provides insight into the complexity of the visual system, illuminating Monet's processes and the intricacies of his work,' they added. Monet's series shows the Waterloo Bridge amid the landscape and atmosphere of its surroundings, including the swirling fog, soft light and mist. The researchers noted that each painting uses a very limited color palette, yet, somehow it appears unique every time. The answer to why each work of art appears different...
  • MAGA – Make Art Great Again

    12/29/2017 6:06:05 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12-29-17 | MOTUS
    Yesterday we went to an exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Art. It was a Claude Monet show exhibiting work from his time in Argenteuil where he developed his impressionistic style (Monet: Framing Life) in combination with a Frederic Church show of his paintings from his time spent traveling the Middle East (Church: A Painter’s Pilgrimage). The Monet show was small, but lovely.Rounded Flower Bed (Corbeille de fleurs), 1876, Claude MonetIt was blessedly free of social commentary, which cannot be said of the Church exhibit which contained subject matter and imagery that curators and art historians found to reek of...
  • Watch Monet, Renoir and Rodin in their workshops (short film fragments of great masters)

    03/04/2017 3:27:54 PM PST · by NYer · 17 replies
    Aletelia ^ | March 3, 2017 | Daniel Esparza
    In 1915, a few years after the invention of the movie camera, a young actor born in Russia, by the name Sacha Guitry, captured some of the greatest French artists and authors on film. Among others, he included Auguste Rodin, Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, in his first film: a silent, 22 minute long film, called Ceux de Chez Nous (“those of our house”). Here, we wanted to share three short videos, featuring Rodin, Monet and Renoir working at their workshops, painting and sculpting. CLADE MONETVIDEO: Claude Monet - Filmed Painting Outdoors (1915) The Gardens at Giverney PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR Pierre-Auguste...
  • Monet’s ‘Grainstack’ Sets Record With $81.4 Million at Auction

    11/17/2016 7:19:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 16, 2016 | Scott Reyburn and Robin Pogrebin
    After a 14-minute battle involving five bidders — four on the phone and one in the room — a new auction high was set for the French Impressionist Claude Monet on Wednesday evening when the artist’s radiant 1891 canvas “Meule,” or “Grainstack,” fetched $81.4 million with fees at Christie’s in Manhattan. “The Impressionist market is alive and well,” said Brooke Lampley, head of the Impressionist and Modern Art department at the auction house.
  • Art Thief Blames Dutch Museum for ‘Negligence’

    10/25/2013 4:49:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Arab News ^ | Tuesday 22 October 2013
    A Romanian man who has admitted stealing masterpieces by Gauguin, Monet and Picasso, wants to pin the blame on the Dutch museum for failing to protect the works, his lawyer said Tuesday. Radu Dogaru is among six Romanians on trial for the spectacular three-minute heist from the Kunthal museum in Rotterdam in October 2012 which stunned the art world. Despite their value, none of the paintings was equipped with an alarm, Dutch authorities have said.
  • 'Mini Monet': Nine-year-old artist set to become a millionaire...

    07/13/2012 4:13:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 12, 2012 | Staff
    A nine-year-old art genius nicknamed 'Mini Monet' is about to become a millionaire after selling his latest collection of 24 paintings for £250,000. Kieron Williamson, from Norfolk, had his landscape pictures snapped up by telephone and internet buyers from around the world in just 15 minutes during a recent sale. The youngster only started painting during a family trip to Devon and Cornwall in 2008 - before then he had just coloured in dinosaurs his parents had drawn for him.
  • Vandals punch hole in Monet in Paris museum

    10/09/2007 5:48:51 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 91 replies · 2,354+ views
    Telegraph ^ | October 9, 2007 | Sally Peck and agencies
    Vandals have broken into the Musée d'Orsay and punched a hole in Claude Monet's "Le Pont d'Argenteuil", in the latest in a series of attacks on artwork in France. A surveillance camera caught a group of four to five apparently drunk people entering the Paris museum early yesterday morning. An alarm sounded and the group fled, but not before putting a four-inch tear in the painting, Christine Albanel, the French culture minister, said. No arrests have been made so far. After attempting to force open other doors, the intruders managed to get in through a back door, "even though it...
  • Intruders seriously damage a renowned work by Monet at Paris' Orsay Museum

    10/07/2007 5:39:56 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 13 replies · 404+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | October 7, 2007 | Cecile Almendros
    Intruders seriously damage a renowned work by Monet at Paris' Orsay Museum Cecile Almendros, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sun Oct 7, 1:43 PM ET PARIS - Intruders entered the Orsay Museum early Sunday and punched a hole in a renowned work by Impressionist painter Claude Monet, "Le Pont d'Argenteuil," the French Culture Minister said. A surveillance camera caught a group entering the museum, located on the Left Bank of the French capital along the Seine River and housing a major collection of Impressionist artists like Monet.An alarm sounded and the group left, but not before damaging the painting, an aide to...
  • The secret of Monet's 'blurred' painting - he couldn't see what he was doing

    05/15/2007 7:09:35 AM PDT · by bedolido · 5 replies · 359+ views
    thisislondon.co.uk ^ | 5-15-2007 | Staff Writer
    Scientists believe they have discovered the secret behind the work of Claude Monet, one of the founders of Impressionist painting. The artist is known to have suffered from cataracts but new research shows how much and for how long this could have had an effect and how it may have produced his distinctive style. Researchers recreated Monet's Water-Lily Pond as he would have seen it. The pond was the subject of a series of canvases which Monet exhibited in 1900 at the age of 60.
  • Eye diseases gave great painters different vision of their work, Stanford ophthalmologist says

    04/11/2007 4:38:47 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 37 replies · 1,264+ views
    Stanford University Medical Center ^ | 4-10-07 | Tracie White
    STANFORD, Calif. - Michael Marmor, MD, wanted to know what it was like to see through the eyes of an artist. Literally. After writing two books on the topic of artists and eye disease, the Stanford University School of Medicine ophthalmologist decided to go one step further and create images that would show how artists with eye disease actually saw their world and their canvases. Combining computer simulation with his own medical knowledge, Marmor has recreated images of some of the masterpieces of the French impressionistic painters Claude Monet and Edgar Degas who continued to work while they struggled with...
  • Revealing the Monet of Pencil and Paper

    01/17/2007 4:38:57 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 6 replies · 213+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 17, 2007 | CAROL VOGEL
    Photographs from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute “Étretat, the Needle Rock and Porte d’Aval,” a Monet pastel on tan paper from about 1885. Photographs from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute “Bank of the Seine,” a Monet pastel on tan paper from about 1869. Monet rarely mentioned his hundreds of drawings, preferring to be known only as a painter. Photographs from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art InstituteA study of sailboats and a harbor dating from the 1860s. Photographs from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art InstituteA pastel of the Waterloo Bridge in London from about...
  • Recognize This Man? The Art World Doesn't

    05/08/2006 9:56:19 AM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 61 replies · 2,136+ views
    The New York Times ^ | May 6, 2006 | Carol Vogel
    ...This unidentified bidder at Sotheby's auction in New York on Wednesday bid $95.2 million for a Picasso and $2.5 million for a Chagall. Yesterday that man's face was being sent by e-mail around the world, as art dealers and collectors frenziedly speculated on his identity. He ended up spending $102.7 million, for a 1941 Picasso portrait, "Dora Maar With Cat." ...an 1883 Monet seascape for $5 million...a Chagall, a 1978 biblical scene, for which the man paid $2.5 million But who was he? Sotheby's has refused to say. It is unclear whether he was acting for a client or buying...
  • Monet's Water Lilies bloom again

    05/03/2006 5:29:00 AM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 39 replies · 741+ views
    The Guardian ^ | May 3, 2006 | Angelique Chrisafis
    They are among the most popular paintings in the world but for decades they were starved of natural light and displayed in a building likened to an oversized garden shed. Now, after six years of renovation work delayed by archaeological mishaps, Claude Monet's giant Water Lilies are finally back on display at the Orangerie museum in Paris, in a space restored to match the French impressionist's vision of how his work should be hung.... Monet donated the canvasses to France as a "spiritual testament" after the first world war, when he was beginning to lose his sight. They were conceived...
  • Thieves steal masterpieces from Brazil art museum

    02/27/2006 8:43:02 AM PST · by Republicanprofessor · 6 replies · 392+ views
    globeandmail.com ^ | 2/24/06 | Associated Press
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — Gunmen overpowered security guards and stole paintings by Picasso, Dali, Matisse and Monet from a Rio museum Friday, using the cover of a Carnival crowd to make their getaway, Brazilian authorities said. The thieves entered the Chacara do Ceu museum as a samba band performed on the street outside and stole Pablo Picasso's The Dance, Salvador Dali's The Two Balconies, Henri Matisse's Luxemburg Garden and Claude Monet's Marine. The paintings were considered the most valuable pieces at the museum but their exact value was not immediately available, said Thais Isel, a spokeswoman for Rio's Public...
  • Brazil - Works of Picasso, Monet, Dali, Matisse and Monet stolen in robbery, tourists attacked

    02/24/2006 4:09:41 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 510+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | February 24, 2006
    ALARM - Flights of works of Picasso, Monet, Dali and Matisse with the museum of Rio RIO OF JANEIRO - works of El Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Claude Monet were flights Friday in a museum of Rio by a group of men armed which moreover attacked foreign tourists, according to the museum.