April 21, 2021

One of Monet’s Iconic Water Lilies Paintings Is Expected To Sell For $40M at Sotheby’s

Claude Monet’s Water Lilies series is arguably the most iconic and celebrated imagery of the Impressionist movement. The legendary French artist painted each colorful scene en plein air—or “outside”—resulting in stunning compositions that capture ponds and floating flora in natural light. Today, the collection of 250 large-scale oil paintings is showcased in museums and galleries around the world. However, one painting from the series has reappeared for public auction.

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February 25, 2021

Mystery of the Secret Message Written on Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’ Finally Solved

Etched into the paint of one of the most famous paintings in the world, a haunting eight-word sentence has been a mystery to art historians for over a century. In 1904, a Danish art critic peering at Edvard Munch‘s The Scream noticed graffiti along the rolling clouds of the blood-red sunset. The sentence reads, “Can only have been painted by a madman.

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March 8, 2020

How This 150-Year-Old Painting Freezes a Fleeting Parisian Moment in Time

For a glimpse into fin de siècle Paris, look no further than the work of the Impressionists. Fascinated by contemporary life, these avant-garde artists sought to capture fleeting impressions of their everyday surroundings, which they often rendered in quick, sketch-like strokes. While this style has come to embody Impressionism, not all artists associated with the movement took this approach.

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June 30, 2019

9 Sun-Dappled Impressionist Paintings to Get You in the Summer Spirit

No artists have captured the carefree nature of the summertime quite like the Impressionists. With an inherent interest in painting en plein air, the season's warm weather, ample sunlight, and long, leisurely days made summer particularly appealing to the artists, whose sun-dappled canvases continue to make a splash today. In order to illustrate this artistic interest, we've put together a selection of our favorite seasonal Impressionist paintings.

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