26APR 2017
Pictures of Vincent van Gogh

Pictures of Vincent van Gogh

Arles Visitor Center The visitor s center in Arles provides a walking tour map of ten reproductions on easels depicting actual places throughout Arles including: Starry Night Over the Rhone and Café Terrace on the Place du Forum, Arles, at Night . The Yellow House - The Studio of the South Unfortunately this building was bombed during WWII. Today a newsstand and boulangerie stand…

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20APR 2017
Vincent van Gogh Amsterdam

Vincent van Gogh Amsterdam

On the 125th anniversary of Vincent van Gogh’s death, institutions across the world are celebrating the Dutch artist’s legacy. A portrait of van Gogh made of 50, dahlias is on display in Amsterdam until the end of the week, and a cycling path, which drew on van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” with an innovative light design, is available to the public. A 335-meter long cycling itinerary…

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14APR 2017
Claude Monet Houses of Parliament

Claude Monet Houses of Parliament

Claude Monet (artist) French, 1840 - 1926, 1903 oil on canvas overall: 81.3 x 92.5 cm (32 x 36 7/16 in.) framed: 107 x 117.5 x 8.8 cm (42 1/8 x 46 1/4 x 3 7/16 in.) Chester Dale Collection 1963.10.48 On View From the Tour: Claude Monet: The Series Paintings Object 5 of 7 Monet and his family lived in England briefly, seeking refuge there during the Franco-Prussian war (1870–1871)…

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08APR 2017
Edgar Degas Landscape

Edgar Degas Landscape

Edgar Degas Landscape with Path Leading to a Copse of Trees , ca. 1890–92 Pastel over monotype in thinned oil paint on laid paper mounted to cardboard Signed and inscribed at lower right in charcoal, à M. Charpentier / Degas Sheet size: 10 5/8 x 14 1/8 Plate size: 9 7/8 x 13 3/8 Thaw Collection In the early 1890s, when Degas work became increasingly less naturalistic, he produced…

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02APR 2017
Claude Monet MoMA

Claude Monet MoMA

Claude Monet, Les Peupliers à Giverny, 1887. Photo: Sotheby s It s sad to say that the art world is no longer surprised when the Museum of Modern Art does something that barely passes the smell test. The institution s latest off-putting move is the imminent auction, on February 3 at Sotheby s, of a Claude Monet from its collection. The painting, Les Peupliers à Giverny , is from…

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27MAR 2017
Claude Monet Type of Art

Claude Monet Type of Art

Claude Monet is one of my favorite artists, and I decided to write this article in tribute to the artist and his Impressionist style which has influenced so many. Monet was born in Paris, France on Nov. 14, 1840 and was one of the main founders of Impressionism. The title of his painting Impression, Sunrise (seen below) was even used to give a name to the new art movement. Impressionism…

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21MAR 2017
Marcel Duchamp Works of art

Marcel Duchamp Works of art

One of the most moving images in the current show of early Duchamp paintings, Marcel Duchamp. La peinture, meme at the Centre Pompidou, is actually the last work he ever did, Given (Etant donnes) 1: The Waterfall. 2. The Illuminating Gas . For an artist famous for trumpeting cold thought, it s a memory of lost emotion, a fading and elusive eroticism in the form of a naked spread…

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15MAR 2017
Degas Little Dancer

Degas Little Dancer

One of the 29 bronze castings of Degas s most famous sculpture, La Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans, has been lent by the St Louis Art Museum to the National Gallery of Australia, to serve as the centrepiece of its current exhibition, Degas: Master of French Art. In another room stands a nude version of the same figure, modelled some time between 1878 and 1881. The subject was a…

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09MAR 2017
Duchamp chess

Duchamp chess

In 2014, Scott Kildall and Bryan Cera, both 3D-fabrication artists in the United States, gave the world something they considered a gift and homage: a re-creation of Marcel Duchamp’s personal hand-carved chess set. It had come from an earlier work of Kildall. “In 2010, I made Playing Duchamp, which was a commissioned art project, ” said Kildall. “I reprogrammed an open-source chess…

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03MAR 2017
Was Claude Monet French

Was Claude Monet French

CLAUDE MONET (FRENCH) – “House of Parliament, Sunset” – West Wing, Ground Floor, Gallery 87 Impressionist, didn’t like what he painted, slashed and burned many works, loved food, cooking, fine food, silver, linen. Impressionist had art show of their own. Reflections on water, colors danced on water. Biography > Art History Occupation: Painter Famous works: Impression: Sunrise…

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