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Whose birthday am I noting today?

November 14, 2018

Claude Monet 1840 – 1926

A few years ago, I had the pleasure of viewing Monet’s Waterlilies triptych at the Cleveland Museum of Art when it was on tour.  These three enormous panels were brought together for the first time since their creation (I believe)for this tour.  The individual panels are owned by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Saint Louis Art Museum and the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Claude Monet, one of the founders of the impressionist movement, was born on November 14, 1840 on the fifth floor of 45 rue Laffitte,in the ninth arrondissement of Paris. He was the second son Claude Adolphe Monet and Louise-Justine Aubree. On the first of April 1851, Monet entered the Le Havre secondary school of the arts. He became known locally for this charcoal caricatures, which he would sell for ten to twenty francs. Monet also undertook his first drawing lessons from Jacques-Francois Ochard, a former student of Jacques-Louis David. On the beaches of Normandy in about 1856/1857 he meet fellow artist Eugéne Boudin who became his mentor and taught him to use oil paints. Boudin taught Monet “en plein air” (outdoor) techniques for painting.

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Have I lost my marbles?

November 12, 2018

 

from My Modern Met

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What am I noting today?

November 11, 2018
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What am I sappy rabbit blogging?

November 9, 2018

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Why am I saying, “Life imitates art?”

November 8, 2018

 

Actors from the Italian theater company Ludovica Rambelli Teatro recreate paintings by Italian painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, or, more accurately, they’re recreating how Caravaggio created scenes to paint with live models. The performance is called La conversione di un cavallo, 23 Tableaux Vivants dalle opere di Caravaggio, or Tableaux Vivants. It’s set to Lux aeterna, the final section of Wolfgang Amedeus Mozart’s Requiem.

 

More here.

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What is freaking me out?

November 7, 2018

 

 

 

From wordlesstech

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Where have we traveled?

November 7, 2018

See the places that NASA has gone for 60 years. Colored by decade, the infographic tracks most of those journeys.

source Time