Great Artworks Explained A New Video Series By James Payne

To celebrate getting 5000 subscribers and over 150.000 views James Payne’s next film will be whichever work of art gets the most votes.

8 July 2015

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Is MFA Boston’s Monet Kimonos Dress Up Event An Insensitive Racist Outrage?

The Museum of Fine Arts Boston has cancelled their programme which allowed museum-goers to dress up in kimonos inspired by the well known Claude Monet painting in their collection, depicting the artist’s wife wearing the garment . The Museum has now apologised and stopped the popular event which caused demonstrations and was seen to be insensitive. Monet exhibited this iconic work at […]

7 July 2015

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Unearthed: New Details Of Claude Monet’s Planning Struggle In Creating Giverny

The Royal Academy of Arts will be presenting a new exhibition exploring  ‘Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse’, this major exhibition will examine the role of gardens in the paintings of Claude Monet and his contemporaries. With Monet as the starting point, the exhibition will span the early 1860s to the 1920s, a period of tremendous social change […]

26 January 2015

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Claude Monet’s ‘L’Embarcadère’ Up For Auction At Sotheby’s London

Claude Monet’s acclaimed work ‘L’Embarcadère’, 1871, is to be offered at Sotheby’s forthcoming London Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale on 3 February 2015. The Dutch landscape by Claude Monet is appearing on the market for the first time in a quarter of a century. The painting has been internationally exhibited at institutions such as […]

9 January 2015

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Sotheby’s To Offer Claude Monet Work Estimated At £20-30 Million

An exceptionally rare and important view of Venice by Claude Monet, Le Grand Canal of 1908, will lead Sotheby’s forthcoming London Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale on 3rd February 2015 estimated at £20 to 30 million ($30.6 to 45.9 million or €25.6 to 38.3 million). Helena Newman, Sotheby’s Co-Head, Impressionist & Modern Art Worldwide, […]

20 October 2014

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Trio Of Monets Could Exceed £40 Million At Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s upcoming November Impressionist and modern art sale–has unveiled three major works by Claude Monet – all from the same private American collection – these works will be offered in New York on November 4 and could take over £40 million combined. The paintings pre-date the artist’s famous waterlily series, and are from the 1880s […]

6 September 2014

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Claude Monet Landscape Uncovered In Suitcase Belonging To Cornelius Gurlitt

A newly discovered painting by Claude Monet has come to light in the Gurlitt Nazi restitution case. The landscape was found in a suitcase left at a hospital where the German citizen had been treated. The masterpiece was handed over to the administrators of his estate. Cornelius Gurlitt was the son of a notorious Nazi […]

12 June 2014

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Claude Monet Water Lilies Set To Fetch £20-30m At Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s London is offering as a highlight of the Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale on Monday 23rd June 2014 Claude Monet’s Nymphéas (Water Lilies) of 1906, estimated at £20-30 million/ $33-50 million. Instantly recognisable and revered the world over, Claude Monet’s Nymphéas are among the most iconic and celebrated paintings of turn of the […]

13 April 2012

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Stolen Cezanne Masterpiece Discovered In Serbia

Serbia officials have announced the recovery of what they believe to be a missing masterpiece by Impressionist Paul Cezanne If this is the case, the artwork would worth at least $109 million. The work in question went missing four years in the one of the world’s most famous art heists. As an added bonus, Serbian […]