1. Alle Posts mit dem Tag "impressionism"

  2. This beautiful Monet was thought to have been irreparably damaged in June 2012 when a 46-year-old man punched straight through the canvas. After extensive renovations, it’s now back on view at the National Gallery of Ireland. 

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  3. Claude Monet’s beautiful, famous Nymphéas (1906), inspired by the lily pond in his garden at Giverny in France, sold for $54 million at Sotheby’s in London last night. 

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  4. "Life is hardly more than a fraction of a second. Such a little time to prepare oneself for eternity!" - Paul Gauguin

    Although Paul Gauguin began his artistic career with the Impressionists in Paris, during the late 1880s he fled from urban civilization in search of an edenic paradise in the tropics where he could create pure, “primitive” art. Gauguin cultivated and inhabited a dual image of himself as, on the one hand, a wolfish wild man and on the other, a sensitive martyr for art. His notoriety helped to promote his astonishing work, pioneering the Symbolist art movement in France and set the stage for Fauvism and Expressionism.

    Paul Gauguin was born on June 7, 1848 in Paris

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Why shouldn’t art be pretty? There are enough unpleasant things in the world.

    Pierre-Auguste Renoir 

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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