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The Waterlily Pond: Green Harmony, 1899 (oil on canvas) by Monet, Claude (1840-1926); 89x93.5 cm; Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France;
Art

Show me the Monet!

Six oil paintings by French impressionist Claude Monet previously held in private collections were put up to auction in Sotheby’s, New York on 5 May 2015. Five of the six Monet paintings were sold, with Nymphéas selling for $54m. The piece, part of Claude Monet’s “Water Lilies” series had not been seen […]

SPH317792 Sign in Desert by Mann, Robert (20th century); Private Collection; © Special Photographers Archive; Canadian,  out of copyright
Art, Culture, History

Forty days & Forty nights

Ash Wednesday kicks off the season for reflection and restraint. Seek inspiration from the archive for your Lent resolutions.  1 – Lose Weight & Get In Shape Take solace in the fact that losing weight and getting in shape are universal obsessions…even the ancient Romans were preoccupied with their figures. If you go on […]

First Step (crop) 1966 (oil on canvas), Jones, Allen (b.1937) / Private Collection
Art

Hot to Trot: Allen Jones

‘Jones does for the leg what Stubbs did for the horse’ John McEwan (art critic) Allen Jones R.A. (b.1937) is one of Britain’s most distinguished and seductive artists from the pioneering Pop Art movement. Ahead of a major retrospective at the Royal Academy this November, here is a brief overview […]