Category Archives: Art

Claude Monet Grainstack painting fetches record $108.8m at auction in New York …

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Bear’s favorite artist. Unfortunately not rich enough only have prints in my collection …

“A painting from Claude Monet’s acclaimed Grainstack series has fetched $US81.4 million ($108.8 million) at Christie’s New York auction of impressionist and modern art.

The sale set a new auction record for the artist. The previous auction record for a Monet was $US80.4 million set in 2008.

The 1891 painting, shimmering with hues of reds, pinks, blues and yellow, depicts a close-up of a single cone-shaped stack after harvest.

Monet’s Grainstack series — 25 in all — was painted just steps from his home outside a farmer’s field in the French village of Giverny.”

Source: Claude Monet Grainstack painting fetches record $108.8m at auction in New York – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)


This is one of my previous posts https://beartales.me/2013/07/21/claude-monet-fishing-boats-off-pourville/ which has links to other posts. Hope you enjoy.

 

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Dad Turns His 6-Year-Old Son’s Drawings Into Reality …

This is great had to share …


The best thing you’ll see today. Please visit source: Dad Turns His 6-Year-Old Son’s Drawings Into Reality for the rest of the images.


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Vincent van Gogh paintings come to life for you …

Vincent van Gogh portraits …

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Portrait of Theo van Gogh by Vincent van Gogh

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Self Portrait with Grey Felt Hat by Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh, Self-portrait with pipe (detail), 1886

Van Gogh’s paintings come to life [VIDEO] (a bit dark but keep watching it is worth viewing the paintings) …

Hope you enjoyed.

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Now This Is Graffiti …

Shared by Bear Tales follower Leslie



Now that is art thanks Leslie

Still laughing

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Why are there bears tied to trees along the Kings Highway …

Along the Kings Highway near Bungendore, a peculiar form of wildlife has taken up residence in the roadside trees.

All along the Kings Highway between Queanbeyan and Bungendore, a peculiar form of wildlife has taken up residence in the roadside trees.

Dozens of teddy bears sit still and silent, perched on limbs or hanging from branches watching the traffic roll past.

While some still look fresh and new, others are faded and tattered from years of wind, dust, rain, hail and snow.

Source: Why are there bears tied to trees along the Kings Highway? – Curious Canberra – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

These days the bears are self-perpetuating, multiplying simply because others are already there.

And as long as they continue to occupy the imaginations of travellers, the legends will continue to multiply with them.


Why the Bears?

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Paris Train A MUST SEE …

Shared by Bear Tales follower Leslie


A rail journey fit for a king: Paris commuter train has carriages transformed to resemble rooms from the Palace of Versailles.

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Few commuters in Britain or Australia would describe their train journey to and from work as a pleasant experience.

Passengers have become used to overcrowded carriages, not to mention finding discarded newspapers, alcohol bottles, Coke cans, chewing gum, or worse such as graffiti on the seats.

But some lucky commuters in France enjoy an altogether different ride, as these amazing pictures show.

1Lavish: A commuter train serving Paris in France has been decorated in the colours of the Palace of Versailles in an impressive project
2Incredible: The refurbishments mean that the train’s carriages resemble rooms from the royal palace

A train on the main rapid transit system in Paris, the RER, has undergone a dramatic refurbishment – to resemble the rooms of a royal palace.

The train carries the colours of the Palace of Versailles , which was once the centre of political power in France .

And passengers who take a journey on the RER C line between the Palace, which is 20 kilometres south-west of Paris , and the centre of the capital do so in lavish surroundings.
Ornate paintings and golden sculptures line the aisles and even the ceilings are intricately designed. Other attractive improvements include the creation of a mock library in one of the carriages.

The refurbishments are designed to evoke memories of seven different areas of the royal chateau and its grounds, including the Hall of Mirrors, the Gallery of Battles and Marie-Antoinette’s estate. The changes, which were funded by the Palace of Versailles , involved layering the interior walls of the train with a high-tech plastic film.

The refurbishments were carried out thanks to a deal between officials at the palace and rail operator SNCF. Versailles was the centre of political power in France from 1682, when King Louis XIV moved from Paris , until the royal family was forced to return to the capital in October 1789 during the French Revolution.
3Striking: An image of a statue from the palace grounds looks down on passengers
4Splendid: Ornate images can be found on the back of comfortable seats
5Colourful: Giant scenes from Versailles have transformed the appearance of the train, which runs on one of Paris ‘s main commuter routes
6Enormous: Branches sprawl across the ceiling of the carriage in this huge painting
7Powerful imagery: The train carries the colours of the Palace of Versailles, which was once the centre of political power in France
8Beauty: A golden statue is reflected in a glass mirror on the train
9Reflections: The refurbishments are designed to evoke memories of seven different areas of the royal chateau and its grounds
10Booking details: Passengers can take their place alongside an amazing display which resembles a library
11Vibrant: A once-dull door on the train has been transformed with bright red and pink colours
12Facelift: The changes, which were funded by the Palace of Versailles, are the result of a deal between officials at the palace and rail operator SNCF
13Swirls: Another decorative ceiling design based on furnishings from the Palace of Versailles
14Unexpected: The exterior of the train gives few clues to the incredible displays found inside


Awesome

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What can a man do with three naked women?

Shared by Bear Tales follower Hilary


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What can a man do with three naked women?
This is Brilliant! … and not what you would expect!!!

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NOT WHAT YOU EXPECTED, IS IT?


I know what Bear would do with them …

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sorry Bear has been censored.


Thanks Hilary for the share.

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