Category Archives: Art

The Avenue by Claude Monet …

Love Claude Monet!


Have several large prints of his art in my house (because no one can afford the originals) I absolutely love his art.

Claude Monet Self-Portrait with a Beret 1886


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Sotheby’s: Rare map of Australia found in Italian home is worth a fortune …

I need to share this it is significant!


“A RARE map of Australia that survived for more than 350 years is reshaping what we understand about early European exploration of our continent.
The rare 17th-Century wall map was rediscovered in a private home in Italy where it is believed to have remained since the late 19th-Century.
According to Sotheby’s, it is the very first map to call Australia “Nova Hollandia” and is “extremely rare”.
“The map is possibly one of two known surviving copies in this state. Its rarity and academic significance adds to the value,” Sotheby’s spokesperson for Books and Manuscripts, Cecilie Gasseholm, told news.com.au.
The circa-1659 creation is set to go under the hammer for a whopping estimated price of between $A320,000 — $400,000 under auction in London.
It is the first to put Tasmania on the map, quite literally, following the findings of Abel Janszoon Tasman during his explorations in 1642-1643 and 1644.”

A RARE map of Australia that survived for more than 350 years is reshaping what we understand about early European exploration of our continent.

Please visit source: Sotheby’s: Rare map of Australia found in Italian home is worth a fortune for the complete story.


The Pink Star: One Of The World’s Great Natural Treasures | Sotheby’s

You girls will love this


“Meticulously cut by Steinmetz Diamonds over a period of nearly two years – a process in which the 132.50 carat rough was cast in epoxy more than 50 times in order to create models upon which the design team could experiment with different cuts -it was transformed into this spectacular 59.60 carat, fancy vivid pink, internally flawless oval cut gem – the largest internally flawless or flawless, fancy vivid pink diamond that the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has ever graded.”

Please visit source: The Pink Star: One Of The World’s Great Natural Treasures | Sotheby’s

“Of all fancy coloured pink diamonds, those graded ‘Fancy Vivid’ are the most precious and desirable. The current world auction record for a pink diamond is the Graff Pink, a superb 24.78 carat diamond which sold at Sotheby’s Geneva in November 2010 for US$46.16 million. Weighing in at 59.60 carats and graded as Fancy Vivid, the Pink Star is twice the size.”


If you have a spare 80 mil you might be bidding against Bear if you like it or should I say your partner likes it. See you in Hong Kong LOL

Most popular song ever …

Shared by Bear Tales follower John

You may have seen this before but wanted to share as I like this rendition. I bet the girls don’t mind me sharing again!



hope you enjoyed girls?

Bear really likes the bagpipes.

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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) …

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