Tag: painting

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 […]

LEF221013 Nude No.1 (oil on canvas) by Modigliani, Amedeo (1884-1920); Private Collection; Photo © Lefevre Fine Art Ltd., London; Italian,  out of copyright
Art

Modigliani: The man behind the mask

At the 95th anniversary of Modigliani’s death (January 24) we take a look at the man behind a controversial reputation. Self Portrait, 1919 by Amedeo Modigliani(1884-1920) / Museu de Arte, Sao Paulo, Brazil / Bridgeman Images   Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) is often referred to as one of the greatest—and most misunderstood—artists […]

Stone Hill Center / Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA
Art, Culture, History

Apollo Award Winner 2014: Explore the art collection of the Clark Institute

UK based arts and culture bible, Apollo Magazine, recently named The Sterling and Francine Clark Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, the best Museum Opening (or re-opening) of 2014. In July, the museum, usually referred to simply as The Clark, unveiled their brand new space featuring cutting edge design by Japanese architect […]