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  • Art Thief Blames Dutch Museum for ‘Negligence’

    10/25/2013 4:49:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Arab News ^ | Tuesday 22 October 2013
    A Romanian man who has admitted stealing masterpieces by Gauguin, Monet and Picasso, wants to pin the blame on the Dutch museum for failing to protect the works, his lawyer said Tuesday. Radu Dogaru is among six Romanians on trial for the spectacular three-minute heist from the Kunthal museum in Rotterdam in October 2012 which stunned the art world. Despite their value, none of the paintings was equipped with an alarm, Dutch authorities have said.
  • 'Mini Monet': Nine-year-old artist set to become a millionaire...

    07/13/2012 4:13:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 12, 2012 | Staff
    A nine-year-old art genius nicknamed 'Mini Monet' is about to become a millionaire after selling his latest collection of 24 paintings for £250,000. Kieron Williamson, from Norfolk, had his landscape pictures snapped up by telephone and internet buyers from around the world in just 15 minutes during a recent sale. The youngster only started painting during a family trip to Devon and Cornwall in 2008 - before then he had just coloured in dinosaurs his parents had drawn for him.
  • Vandals punch hole in Monet in Paris museum

    10/09/2007 5:48:51 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 91 replies · 2,354+ views
    Telegraph ^ | October 9, 2007 | Sally Peck and agencies
    Vandals have broken into the Musée d'Orsay and punched a hole in Claude Monet's "Le Pont d'Argenteuil", in the latest in a series of attacks on artwork in France. A surveillance camera caught a group of four to five apparently drunk people entering the Paris museum early yesterday morning. An alarm sounded and the group fled, but not before putting a four-inch tear in the painting, Christine Albanel, the French culture minister, said. No arrests have been made so far. After attempting to force open other doors, the intruders managed to get in through a back door, "even though it...
  • Intruders seriously damage a renowned work by Monet at Paris' Orsay Museum

    10/07/2007 5:39:56 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 13 replies · 404+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | October 7, 2007 | Cecile Almendros
    Intruders seriously damage a renowned work by Monet at Paris' Orsay Museum Cecile Almendros, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sun Oct 7, 1:43 PM ET PARIS - Intruders entered the Orsay Museum early Sunday and punched a hole in a renowned work by Impressionist painter Claude Monet, "Le Pont d'Argenteuil," the French Culture Minister said. A surveillance camera caught a group entering the museum, located on the Left Bank of the French capital along the Seine River and housing a major collection of Impressionist artists like Monet.An alarm sounded and the group left, but not before damaging the painting, an aide to...
  • The secret of Monet's 'blurred' painting - he couldn't see what he was doing

    05/15/2007 7:09:35 AM PDT · by bedolido · 5 replies · 359+ views
    thisislondon.co.uk ^ | 5-15-2007 | Staff Writer
    Scientists believe they have discovered the secret behind the work of Claude Monet, one of the founders of Impressionist painting. The artist is known to have suffered from cataracts but new research shows how much and for how long this could have had an effect and how it may have produced his distinctive style. Researchers recreated Monet's Water-Lily Pond as he would have seen it. The pond was the subject of a series of canvases which Monet exhibited in 1900 at the age of 60.
  • Eye diseases gave great painters different vision of their work, Stanford ophthalmologist says

    04/11/2007 4:38:47 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 37 replies · 1,264+ views
    Stanford University Medical Center ^ | 4-10-07 | Tracie White
    STANFORD, Calif. - Michael Marmor, MD, wanted to know what it was like to see through the eyes of an artist. Literally. After writing two books on the topic of artists and eye disease, the Stanford University School of Medicine ophthalmologist decided to go one step further and create images that would show how artists with eye disease actually saw their world and their canvases. Combining computer simulation with his own medical knowledge, Marmor has recreated images of some of the masterpieces of the French impressionistic painters Claude Monet and Edgar Degas who continued to work while they struggled with...
  • Revealing the Monet of Pencil and Paper

    01/17/2007 4:38:57 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 6 replies · 213+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 17, 2007 | CAROL VOGEL
    Photographs from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute “Étretat, the Needle Rock and Porte d’Aval,” a Monet pastel on tan paper from about 1885. Photographs from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute “Bank of the Seine,” a Monet pastel on tan paper from about 1869. Monet rarely mentioned his hundreds of drawings, preferring to be known only as a painter. Photographs from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art InstituteA study of sailboats and a harbor dating from the 1860s. Photographs from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art InstituteA pastel of the Waterloo Bridge in London from about...
  • Recognize This Man? The Art World Doesn't

    05/08/2006 9:56:19 AM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 61 replies · 2,136+ views
    The New York Times ^ | May 6, 2006 | Carol Vogel
    ...This unidentified bidder at Sotheby's auction in New York on Wednesday bid $95.2 million for a Picasso and $2.5 million for a Chagall. Yesterday that man's face was being sent by e-mail around the world, as art dealers and collectors frenziedly speculated on his identity. He ended up spending $102.7 million, for a 1941 Picasso portrait, "Dora Maar With Cat." ...an 1883 Monet seascape for $5 million...a Chagall, a 1978 biblical scene, for which the man paid $2.5 million But who was he? Sotheby's has refused to say. It is unclear whether he was acting for a client or buying...
  • Monet's Water Lilies bloom again

    05/03/2006 5:29:00 AM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 39 replies · 741+ views
    The Guardian ^ | May 3, 2006 | Angelique Chrisafis
    They are among the most popular paintings in the world but for decades they were starved of natural light and displayed in a building likened to an oversized garden shed. Now, after six years of renovation work delayed by archaeological mishaps, Claude Monet's giant Water Lilies are finally back on display at the Orangerie museum in Paris, in a space restored to match the French impressionist's vision of how his work should be hung.... Monet donated the canvasses to France as a "spiritual testament" after the first world war, when he was beginning to lose his sight. They were conceived...
  • Thieves steal masterpieces from Brazil art museum

    02/27/2006 8:43:02 AM PST · by Republicanprofessor · 6 replies · 392+ views
    globeandmail.com ^ | 2/24/06 | Associated Press
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — Gunmen overpowered security guards and stole paintings by Picasso, Dali, Matisse and Monet from a Rio museum Friday, using the cover of a Carnival crowd to make their getaway, Brazilian authorities said. The thieves entered the Chacara do Ceu museum as a samba band performed on the street outside and stole Pablo Picasso's The Dance, Salvador Dali's The Two Balconies, Henri Matisse's Luxemburg Garden and Claude Monet's Marine. The paintings were considered the most valuable pieces at the museum but their exact value was not immediately available, said Thais Isel, a spokeswoman for Rio's Public...
  • Brazil - Works of Picasso, Monet, Dali, Matisse and Monet stolen in robbery, tourists attacked

    02/24/2006 4:09:41 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 510+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | February 24, 2006
    ALARM - Flights of works of Picasso, Monet, Dali and Matisse with the museum of Rio RIO OF JANEIRO - works of El Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Claude Monet were flights Friday in a museum of Rio by a group of men armed which moreover attacked foreign tourists, according to the museum.
  • ART Appreciation "class" #2 Impressionism and Post-Impressionism

    06/01/2005 4:08:07 PM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 79 replies · 8,175+ views
    6/1/05 | republicanprofessor
    I had such fun with my first Art Appreciation "class" last week. Thanks for all your support. For this second “class,” I’d like to discuss the basic ideas behind Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. Please continue to post more images that appeal to you; it’s great to have a continuing dialogue. Let’s look at Impression: Sunrise by Claude Monet (1840-1926). This was done in 1874, and when it was exhibited, the slurred comments by a critic about it being only “an impression” gave the name Impressionism to the movement. Nowadays, however, we appreciate how it moves away from detailed realism to give...
  • What Congress Does Not Know about Enron and 9/11

    09/22/2004 7:45:10 AM PDT · by jtesh · 116 replies · 2,060+ views
    john loftus dot com ^ | September 22, 2003 | John Loftus
    A captured Al Qaida document reveals that US energy companies were secretly negotiating with the Taliban to build a pipeline. The document was obtained by the FBI but was not allowed to be shared with other agencies in order to protect Enron. Multiple sources confirm that American law enforcement agencies were deliberately kept in the dark and systematically prevented from connecting the dots before 9/11 in order to aid Enron’s secret and immoral Taliban negotiations. The suppressed Al Qaida document tends to support recent claims of a cover-up made by several mid-level intelligence and law enforcement figures. Their ongoing terrorist...