Category Archives: Art

CAROL OF THE BELLS (Harp Twins) Camille and Kennerly …

You will love it too

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I thought I would share this so great know followers of this site will enjoy it. Identical Twins Camille & Kennerly play their duet harp arrangement of “Carol of the Bells”.

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Enjoy these beautiful and talented girls playing …

Simply lovely!

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Last Turner painting in private hands sells for £18.5m at auction …

Born: 1775, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
Died: 19 December 1851, Cheyne Walk, London, United Kingdom
On view: Yale Center for British Art, Tate Gallery, Britain, more
Period: Romanticism
Buried: St Paul’s Cathedral, City of London, United Kingdom
Siblings: Mary Ann
Parents: William Turner, Mary Marshall

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Have decided I like Turner …

Auction rarity Ehrenbreitstein, one of the few Turner paintings still in private hands, being displayed at Sotheby’s Getty Images for Sotheby’s

“One of the few Turner paintings still in private hands sold for £18.5 million at auction in London. The German landscape of Ehrenbreitstein was first shown at the Royal Academy in 1835. It went under the hammer at Sotheby’s Old Masters sale last night.”

 

Source: Last Turner painting in private hands sells for £18.5m at auction | London Evening Standard

Wish I was bidding!

A study in oil of Dolbadarn Castle in Wales, 1799–1800

My great great great grandfather and mother come from near here! Came to Aussie in 1850.


Claude Monet Giverny residence …

You need art like this …

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I have had original size prints of these two paintings for many years.

Absolutely love Monet’s paintings.

Vétheuil in Summer

The Regatta at Argenteuil

I was sent an email with a PowerPoint presentation and have created a video from it.

Well worth watching …

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I hope this inspires you to look at his paintings and to enjoy them as much as I do.

References:

CLAUDE MONET: Life and Paintings
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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

Yep like Monet absolutely

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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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Turner’s golden landscape …

This is up for auction next week 

“It is a salutary thought that of all the artists whose work has sold at auction for around $50m or more, only three predate Monet. This triumvirate comprises Raphael, Rubens and Turner. After finding an auction record of £30.3m in 2014 for the latter’s Rome, from Mount Aventine (1835), Sotheby’s London now offers another late work painted in the same year, Ehrenbreitstein. As the painting’s full title makes abundantly clear, this is more than a picturesque view of a Rhineland fortress atop a rocky crag.”

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“Ehrenbreitstein, or The Bright Stone of Honour and the Tomb of Marceau, from Byron’s Childe Harold, represents the stone obelisk near Koblenz that forms the monument to the young French revolutionary hero, General François-Sévérin Marceau-Desgraviers, whose bravery in battle prompted a delegation from the opposing Austrian forces to join with the French in honouring him. For Byron, the poem Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage reflected the sense of melancholy and disillusionment felt by many in the aftermath of the French Revolutionary wars. Turner’s response, although poignant, seems far more positive. Peace has triumphed over war, and life continues as usual in this idyllic valley bathed in hazy golden light.”

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775-1851 (J.M.W. Turner …
Tate Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851

Joseph Mallord William Turner, RA was an English Romanticist landscape painter. Turner was considered a controversial figure in his day, but is now regarded as the artist who elevated landscape painting to an eminence rivalling history painting. Wikipedia
Born: 1775, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
Died: 19 December 1851, Cheyne Walk, London, United Kingdom
On view: Yale Center for British Art, Tate Gallery, Britain, more
Period: Romanticism
Buried: St Paul’s Cathedral, City of London, United Kingdom
Siblings: Mary Ann
Parents: William Turner, Mary Marshall Wikipedia

Please visit source: Turner’s golden landscape and other auction highlights | Apollo Magazine


I really want it just have to find a spare $30m. It should be in a museum for all to view don’t you think?

Andrea Bocelli, Céline Dion – The Prayer …

A few years old and not great resolution but Bear wanted to share.

Besame mucho Andrea Bocelli and Céline Dion…

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Bear plays this regularly just to remind him of what is important in life …

This truly is his the “besame mucho Andrea Bocelli” with Céline Dion.

Céline Dion you are supa hot!

Awesome

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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