1. Alle Posts mit dem Tag "impressionism"

  2. How the global market for Old Masters and Impressionist artworks are seeing a drop as the art market becomes increasingly focused on the postwar and contemporary art sector.

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  3. Claude Monet‘s beautiful 'Waterloo Bridge, London' (1903) is the latest famous canvas recovered from Nazi-era art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt’s hidden stash of masterpieces. It’s valued at $13.3 million. 

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  4. Why shouldn’t art be pretty? There are enough unpleasant things in the world.

    Pierre-Auguste Renoir 

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  5. Remembering Renoir

    Happy birthday Pierre-Auguste Renoir! The famed artist was born on this day in 1841 in in Limoges, France. He is celebrated as a prominent leader of the Impressionist circle, best known for his radiant paintings of French leisure scenes. Renoir’s work always seems to be about pleasurable occasions, and reveals no great seriousness in his subjects. 

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  6. Eduard Manet was born on this day in 1832 in Paris. Many of his works were rejected by the Salon, and inspired great controversy among critics due to some of his most famous paintings, including Le Déjeuner sur l’Herbe (1862–1863, pictured) and Olympia (1863). But in 1881—two years before his death—he was awarded the French Legion of Honor. Today, he is considered one of the most important French painters of the late 19th century. 

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  7. Celebrating Cézanne

    "For an Impressionist to paint from nature is not to paint the subject, but to realize sensations." - Paul Cézanne 

    Paul Cezanne was born on this day in 1839 in  in Aix-en-Provence, France. In explorations of the edges of light, shadow, and color in painting, Cézanne rendered his compositions with architectonic forms that would directly influence the work of Cubist and Fauvist artists a decade later, and significantly impact the development of Modern Art

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  8. Impressionism

    Radicals in their time, the Impressionists rallied against the rules of academic painting and, as such were the early founders of Modern Art. 

    Dive in and discover Impressionism

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  9. A Season for Auctions

    With over $2 Billion worth of art going under the hammer in the next few days, take a sneak peek at what’s on offer at Sotheby’s extravagant Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale. 

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  10. Remembering Edgar Degas

    Renowned Impressionist artist Edgar Degas was born on this day in 1834, the scion of a wealthy banking family.  At the behest of his father, Degas first studied law before pursuing art at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in 1855. In the 1870s he joined Claude Monet and his circle of Impressionist artists known for their animated, expressionistic brushstrokes. Degas’ work gained increased critical praise towards the end of his lifetime, and he is now often considered one of the boldest and most innovative of his Impressionist contemporaries.

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  11. Impressionism

    A master of the landscape, Paris-born Alfred Sisley is one of the founders of the French Impressionist style, and his works are counted alongside Monet and Renoir for their magnificent interpretations of the natural world.

    Take a few minutes (or hours ..) and browse Impressionist and Modern Art

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  12. Sotheby’s London

    London: After Christie’s sale last night, the art world gathers at rival Sotheby’s for the auction house’s highly anticipated Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale

    At US$23,448,491 to 31,264,655, carrying the highest estimate is Claude Monet’s beautiful 1908 work, Le Palais Contarini (pictured). Also starring in this multimillion sale are coveted works by Pablo Picasso, Rene Magritte, and Piet Mondrian, to name a few. 

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  13. La Baigneuse

    Beautiful: Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s Baigneuse, debout, en pied, in which the young woman coyly conceals herself from the viewer, clasping a white cloth to chest, her cheeks and lips delicately flushed.

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  14. Tonight, At Christie’s

    Here is a sneak peek at Christie’s highly anticipated Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale, which is happening tonight in London. Estimated at US$18,850,141 to 25,133,521, carrying the highest estimate is Wassily Kandinsky’s Studie zu Improvisation 3 (pictured). Impressive works by Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso, and Paul Signac are also starring in this multimillion sale. 

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  15. New York Auctions

    Sotheby’s New York evening sale of Impressionist and Modern Art marked the start of this year’s big spring auctions. Artworks by Cézanne, Braque, and Léger beat expectations, with the sale totaling an impressive US$230 million. The top lot last night was Paul Cezanne's 1889 work, Les Pommes, which, estimated at US$25 to $35 million, was then sold to a telephone bidder for US$37 million. 

    Rapper LL Cool J, Donald L. Bryant Jr., and a few members of the Nahmad family (David Nahmad was absent) were among the crowd. 

    Rival Christie’s New York Impressionist and Modern Art evening sale is happening today. 

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  16. Impressionist & Modern Art

    It’s a very important week for Impressionist and Modern Art lovers, with Sotheby’s and Christie’s hosting their Spring Auctions in New York. Soutine’s Le Petit Patissier, (The Little Pastry Chef) carries the highest estimate at Christie’s evening sale on Wednesday, at US$16–22 million. The auction house hopes it will set a record for the Russian-born French artist. 

    However, Andre Derain’s 1905 Portrait de Madame Matisse au kimono, estimated at US$15–20 million, will probably be one of the main attractions. Derain’s painting of Matisse’s wife is “the most important portrait” ever auctioned by the artist and “an unparalleled collecting opportunity for fine art connoisseurs worldwide,” according to Christie’s.  

    Get a sneak peek at the entire Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Auction. 

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