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Heaven and earth: the duality in Rodin’s work

Posted by Published on October 31, 2015

On 12 November 2015, we celebrate Auguste Rodin’s 175th birth anniversary, and what better way to honour him than talking about his work. Master of nineteenth-century sculpture, Rodin’s work presents the Impressionist quality of accentuating the surface texture of the medium; and just as the rest of the Impressionists, Rodin’s work was often bluntly criticized. His sculptures departed from the traditional style modelled with beauty…

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Claude Monet, Beyond the Water Lilies

Posted by Published on October 22, 2015

Probably Monet’s most recognizable work, the Water Lilies series, is without doubt a masterpiece and a trademark of the Impressionism movement. Monet painted this series in his garden at Giverny between 1900 and 1926, near the end of his life, but before the Water Lilies there is so much more that makes Monet ‘the ultimate Impressionist’. To celebrate the 175th anniversary of the artist’s birth (November 14,…

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Show me the Monet!

Posted by Published on May 6, 2015

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 in public since 1945 and was estimated to cost between $30m-45m. Monet’s best selling works…

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