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Monet's 'Haystacks' sets an auction record

A painting from Claude Monet's "Haystacks" series has sold for $110.7 million, making it the most expensive Impressionist artwork ever to be bought at auction, according to Sotheby's in New York.
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Claude Monet haystack painting fetches record $110.7M at NY auction

A Claude Monet haystack painting has fetched $110.7 million, the first work of Impressionist art to cross the $100 million threshold at auction.           
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Claude Monet haystack painting fetches $110.7M at NY auction

NEW YORK (AP) — One of Claude Monet’s iconic paintings of haystacks has fetched a record $110.7 million at an auction in New York. Monet’s “Meules” sold at Sotheby’s sale of Impressionist & Modern Art Tuesday night. The auction house says it’s a world auction record for the artist and the first work of Impressionist […]
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Monet Money: landscape painting sells for $110.7 million

This Claude Monet landscape painting just broke a record by selling for $110.7 million dollars at auction. Above, the painting in question, Monet’s “Les Meules,” image courtesy Sotheby’s. From Bloomberg's report by Katya Kazakina: A sun-drenched landscape by Claude Monet fetched $110.7 million at Sotheby’s in New York on Tuesday, setting a record for the Impressionist painter. Painted in 1890, “Les Meules,” from the artist’s series featuring haystacks, had been estimated at $55 million. The f...
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Brigitte Macron and Spring Flowers in Giverny

I have never been to Giverny in April before, and last week I had the opportunity to visit twice with my tour clients.   Last Tuesday was a mostly sunny day and my client and I arrived at Giverny about 11:30AM. We toured the Japanese garden first and as we were walking we came upon a large crowd drawing unusual attention. An entourage of serious men in suits wearing headpieces passed us followed by Brigitte Macron and some Japanese guests. I greeted her guards and asked if I could take a ...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Events, Shinzo Abe, Paris, Gardens, Parks, Giverny, PAUL, Abe, Claude Monet, Henri Le Roux, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain, Akie, Brigitte Macron

We went inside a virtual simulation of a black hole, and it was a mind-bending experience

Before he died, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen worked on a simulation machine called the Holodome, which turned his passions into virtual experiences. The commercial version of that machine debuted this week at TED 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. The Holodome features three mind-bending simulations: a climb atop Mount Everest, a peek inside paintings by Monet, and a journey into the center of a black hole. Visit for more stories. The annual TED conference in Vancouver, Canada,...
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Sotheby’s to Offer Monet Haystacks at May 14th Auction in NYC

Sotheby’s will offer Claude Monet’s Meules from 1890 at its May 14th auction in New York, an impressive work carrying a $55 million estimate.  “It is a privilege to present one of Claude Monet’s defining Impressionist paintings in our Evening Sale this May,” says August Uribe, Sotheby’s head of Impressionist & Modern Art. “Monet’s Haystacks series has long […]
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Notes on the Culture: From Claude Monet to Banksy, Why Do Artists Destroy Their Own Work?

Whether as a disavowal of one’s early output or because of simple frustration, some creative souls have relegated important pieces to history’s dustbin.
Tags: Art, News, John, Banksy, Cather, Abramović, Marina, Saul, Claude Monet, Willa, Vladimir, Nabokov, Books and Literature, Bellow, Baldessari

7 of the Best Things to Do in Rouen, France

Rouen, the capital city of Normandy, France, is often overlooked as a tourist destination. However, Catherine shares the best things to do in Rouen and why it’s one of the top cities in Northern France for slow travellers. Paris, Nice, Bordeaux, Marseille; when people imagine cities in France, those are usually the ones that come to mind. While heading to any of these cities can make for a magnificent trip, they are all major tourist destinations. If you want to enjoy a historical French city...
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SXSW Startups: Tankee

Tankee CEO Gerald Youngblood with his son. The Forrest Four-Cast: February 18, 2019 Fifty diverse startups will aim to impress a panel of judges and a live audience with their skills, creativity and innovation at SXSW Pitch Presented by Cyndx. Winners in 10 categories will be announced at the Pitch Award Ceremony at 6:30 pm Sunday, March 10, at the Hilton Austin.A finalist in Entertainment and Content, which pitches at 3:30 pm Sunday, March 10, Tankee helps parents protect their kids from ina...
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How to Create Abstract Photos (by Manipulating Shutter Speed)

Creating abstracts by manipulating your shutter speed means that you need to see movement happening and think about how you want to capture it. Whenever I see a real Claude Monet painting, I am amazed by his ability to transform a scene and make it seem like it is dancing in front of my eyes. I feel like you can actually see the water lilies floating on top of the water or see the clouds moving across his landscapes. There seems to be a light jitter in these paintings that gives the feel and eff...
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Monet’s Water Lilies virtual reality

The Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris is taking the typical museum experience to the next level. When visiting the “Water Lilies” rooms — two oblong-shaped galleries with eight panoramic panels of Claude Monet’s famous work — guests can now choose to take a virtual reality journey, and immerse themselves fully in the artist’s world. Called “Claude Monet: The Water Lily Obsession,” the experience will allow guests to “visit” Monet’s Giverny home and garden, which had been the inspiration for much ...
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Improve Your Art By Seeing in Black and White

Improve Your Art By Seeing in Black and White Training your eyes to see values of black and white before painting will help improve your paintings. But, what does seeing in black and white mean? In this article, I will explain… For centuries, the Japanese have understood the importance of seeing in black in white for design purposes. During my plein air painting workshops, I introduce my students to the Japanese design principles of Notan. (This concept is fresh on my mind, having recently re...
Tags: Art, Black And White, Oil Painting, Johannes Vermeer, White, Monet, Sketchbook, Lori's Featured Articles, How To Paint, Draw & More, Landscape Painting, Lori Mcnee, John Carlson, Claude Monet, Leonardo di Vinci, Notan

UCLA psychology professor offers tips for successful aging

Successful aging can be the norm, says UCLA psychology professor Alan Castel in his new book, "Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging". Castel sees many inspiring role models of aging. French Impressionist Claude Monet, he notes, began his beloved water lily paintings at age 73.
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DOJ Charges Malaysian Financier In Money Laundering And Bribery Scheme

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Thursday charged a fugitive Malaysian financier in a money laundering and bribery scheme that pilfered billions of dollars from a Malaysian investment fund created to promote economic development projects in that country. The three-count indictment charges Low Taek Jho, who is also known as Jho Low, with misappropriating money from the state-owned fund and using it for bribes and kickbacks to foreign officials, to pay for luxury real estate, art and ...
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Metal Flower Bunch

"I must have flowers, always and always," said Impressionist painter Claude Monet. Requiring no cultivation, John and Heather Zondervan's bouquet of three different handmade steel blossoms provide the sort of everlasting beauty he sought. The Zondervans hand cut and hammer each flower, so each one is a little different. Made of a sturdy gauge steel, these blooms are unfailingly perky, no matter how hot or cold the weather may be. Handmade in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
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Christie’s Has $50 Million Klapper Collection for New York Impressionist Sale

Christie’s is offering 16 pieces from the collection of Herbert and Adele Klapper in its upcoming evening sale of Impressionist and modern art on November 11 in New York, Art News reports. The collection, estimated at $50 million, includes Claude Monet’s L’escalier à Vétheuil, (1881), estimated at $12 million–to–$18 million.  Read more at Art News  
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Christie, Herbert, Claude Monet, New York Art News, Adele Klapper

Calling Berthe Morisot a 'woman impressionist' in a show opening at the Barnes grates on the ears of artists and museum goers

Would an exhibition of work by Monet ever be titled "Claude Monet: Male Impressionist"?
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Christie’s New York Modernist Sale to Feature Iconic Monet Water Lillies

Christie’s November sale in New York will include one of the series of 14 Nymphéas works that were among Claude Monet’s last paintings, estimated at $30 to $35 million.   “By the turn of the 20th century, the pond became the almost-exclusive subject of Monet’s art, inspiring an outpouring of creativity that, for many, marks the summit of his […]
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No need to dig, here are 20 treasures from Google Arts & Culture

One of the oldest man-made artifacts in the world. An AI powered cultural Big Bang. The tiniest brushstrokes—almost invisible to the human eye—in an impressionist masterpiece. The secrets of traditional sushi making.These are just a few of the hidden treasures you can explore on Google Arts & Culture, which makes millions of artifacts and works of art, shared by over 1,500 museums, archives and cultural institution partners from 70 countries available for you to explore.Google Arts & Culture sta...
Tags: Google, Japan, London, Selfie, Berlin, India, Israel, Nasa, Egypt, Sydney, Marilyn Monroe, Smithsonian, Mandela, Rio De Janeiro, Road, Delhi

Wanna A Piece Of A Warhol?

The art fund that will allow people — you, me, most everyone we know — to invest as little as $20 to purchase a share of an artwork. Masterworks acquires artworks that its leadership team believes to be undervalued — its first two offerings are an oil and silkscreen Colored Marilyn by Andy Warhol (bought for $1.8 million) and an oil Coup  de  Vent by Claude Monet (bought for $6.3 million) — for which investors may purchase a fraction.
Tags: Art, Andy Warhol, Visual, Marilyn, Claude Monet, 08.18.18

Buy Shares in Masterpieces For $20

For those of us who could never afford a Warhol or Monet for ourselves, there is another option: purchasing a stake in newly acquired, soon-to-be-resold art. On Masterworks, a new platform aimed at opening art up to a broader investing audience, shares begin at $20, with a number of investors entering in with investments in the thousands. Investment value could jump well beyond the initially …
Tags: Art, Design, Investments, Painting, Culture, Andy Warhol, Linkaboutit, Claude Monet, Art Buying, Art Platforms

Free Things to Do in Washington, D.C. in 2018

Updated: 8/22/2018 | August 22nd, 2018 Washington D.C. is a place I’ve been to many times throughout the years. I love the city: there are people from all over the world, there’s a ton of things to see an do, incredible bars, natural attractions, diversity, and world-class restaurants. Yet there’s one really big downside to the city: cost. Washington D.C. is not a cheap city. With all those free-spending politicians, lobbyists, and diplomats floating around the city driving up prices, costs her...
Tags: Travel, Garden, Congress, Washington, White House, US, America, Barack Obama, United States, Ford, Washington Dc, Korea, Sun, Smithsonian, National Mall, Lincoln

A La Carte (August 9)

Today’s Kindle deals include just one single, solitary book. (Yesterday on the blog: Twenty Years Ago Today) “That’s Us Someday,” I Told Him. I enjoyed this one. “ Clear and sharp, a remembrance of once-upon-a-time played inside my mind. A day long ago I reached for my husband’s attention, my hand brushing his, while three little girls giggled and wiggled around our legs clamoring for our attention. We were in an amusement park, and our girls were in orbits of excitement when...
Tags: Blogging, Geneva, Monet, Giverny, A La Carte, Gilbert, Claude Monet, Colin Smith, Gilbert Vahé, Gardens Behind Monet, Robert Godfrey Bonnie Banks, John Calvin It

The Benefits of Failure

--> Several years ago I was working with a distinguished law firm partner who had been given a few months to find a new job by his existing firm. The partner had not looked for a job in probably twenty-five-plus years and I think his confidence was  shaken by losing his job. The attorney was quite marketable and was used to earning close to a $1 million a year, and I knew that he would not have a very difficult time getting another job. I met with him on several occasions and gave him a list of ...
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Why Med Schools Are Requiring Students to Take Art Classes, and How It Makes Med Students Better Doctors

I have followed several debates recently about the lack of arts and humanities education in STEM programs. One argument runs thus: scientists, engineers, and programmers often move into careers designing products for human use, without having spent much time learning about other humans. Without required courses, say, in psychology, philosophy, sociology, literature, etc., students can end up unthinkingly reproducing harmful biases or overlooking serious ethical problems and social inequitie...
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A Colorful Abstract Approach to Acrylic Painting Inspired by Monet

As a representational artist, I have appreciated the ingenuity of abstract painters. I’ve tried my hand at abstract acrylic painting and found it fun, liberating, yet challenging. However, the abstract approach toward painting is in many ways the same approach used by representational artists, including Claude Monet. There are some universal values or “rules” in painting, regardless of the technique or subject. In this article, Jeffrey Olson, the Director of Art Education for Royal Talens of No...
Tags: Art, General, Amsterdam, How To, North America, Seattle, Monet, Acrylic Painting, Abstraction, Fine Art Tips, Lori's Featured Articles, Guest Articles, How To Paint, Draw & More, Lori Mcnee, Mark

The Devil Is Not in the Details: Fighting Temptation with Specific Truth

The power of temptation lies in the impression it makes on us. This statement is true in two senses. One, the power of temptation resides in the impression it makes on us. And two, the power of temptation deceives in the impression it makes on us. In saying that temptation’s power lies in the impression it makes on us, I’m referring to the very moment of temptation, when we recognize and feel its luring appeal. But deceitful impressions only have a luring appeal to the degree that we a...
Tags: Religion, Jesus, John, Corinthians, James, Luke, Claude Monet, James 4:7, Specific Truth, Pond of Water Lilies

Paint with Lori McNee in Giverny at Monet’s Garden May 2019

Announcing a rare and magical opportunity to Paint with Lori McNee in Giverny at Monet’s Garden, May 22 – 29, 2019! But there are only TWO SPOTS LEFT! Morning light at 7:30am in Monet’s flower garden. Join me (Lori McNee) and Art Colony Giverny for an exclusive week of landscape painting in Monet’s Garden in Giverny, France! I’m honored to be an Art Colony Giverny guest instructor for the third time in May 2019. My Monet’s Garden workshop has become so popular, May 2019 is already almost full...
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Christie’s to Try Monet Market Again Next Month in London

Following the success of a Claude Monet sale this week at Christie’s, the auction house will try its hand at the higher end of the artist’s market next month in London, announcing a second work depicting La Gare Saint-Lazare for £22-£28 million. “The paintings represent a dialogue between Monet and the increasing modernity of everyday life in […]
Tags: Art, London, News, Monet, Art News, Minipost, Christie, Claude Monet, La Gare Saint Lazare