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Stunning Monet unseen for 87 years eyes $44.6 million at auction

One month after Claude Monet’s “Meules” sold for a whopping $110.7 million at Sotheby’s New York, a beautiful painting of waterlilies that’s been in a private collection for 87 years is set for auction.

Part of Monet’s “Nymphéas” collection, the painting is expected to fetch up to $44.6 million next week when it goes on auction in London for the first time ever.

The Impressionist’s masterpieces have garnered record-breaking bids. His “Meules” raked in more than twice the high end of the estimate at Sotheby’s in New York last month, according to Forbes.

 

“Monet’s Nymphéas are among the most iconic and celebrated Impressionist paintings and their profound impact on the evolution of Modern Art marks them as Monet’s greatest achievement. The artist’s famous lily pond in his garden at Giverny provided the subject matter for most of his major later works, paintings whose significance in forging the path for subsequent artists is now fully recognized,” the Sotheby’s catalog copy states.

Claude Monet's Nymphéas (1908), oil on canvas. 

Claude Monet’s Nymphéas (1908), oil on canvas.  ((Sotheby’s London))

“The theme of waterlilies, that became Monet’s most celebrated series of paintings, recorded the changes in his style and his constant pictorial innovations. The present painting, which dates from 1908, is a powerful testament to Monet’s enduring vision and creativity in his mature years,” according to the famous auction house.

“This beautifully lyrical and softly ephemeral Nymphéas painted in 1908 is a timeless reflection of Monet’s vision and innovation,” Thomas Boyd-Bowman, head of Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sales in London, told Forbes. “Acquired in 1932, it has remained a hidden treasure in the same family collection for decades and will now make its very first appearance at auction.”

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Animal Murals by Fiona Tang Appear to Leap from Gallery

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Vancouver-based artist Fiona Tang creates large-scale murals of animals using charcoal, chalk pastel, and acrylic on paper that at first glance appear 3D. Tang makes use of a technique called trompe l’oeil where shadows and perspective within the two dimensional drawing are used to trick the viewer into thinking the piece is three dimensional. Tang recently graduated from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and you can see more of her work over on Facebook. (via Juxtapoz, My Modern Met)

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Vote for Kip Mussatt and Toni Darling!

Please sign up at this site so you can vote for Kip Mussatt and Toni Darling, both awesome people!  Toni Darling cosplays Lady Thor among other characters and Kipp Mussatt (Kipsworld) is the artist responsible for the painting below as well as many other great art pieces.  Here is here post, which I am re-posting here:

Hey so I’m in another art contest to be in a book. Toni and I would both appreciate your support. The popular vote will end up being on one of the covers + cash prize. I could still end up being selected to be in the book as I was with my image of Toni as “D’Mitra”, but it would be really nice to be on the cover 

You can vote here (only once):
http://www.infectedbyart.com/contestpiece.asp?piece=1246

So I submitted this piece along with a few others a while back to another book contest.  Voting ends in Nov.  You can only vote once per piece and only on a few pieces.  I would greatly appreciate your support.  If I end up on one of the covers I will be giving away a few copies to some lucky fans!

Here is the image of @[101686536618661:274:Toni Darling] "Avenger" that I would like you to support!  Thanks.

http://www.infectedbyart.com/contestpiece.asp?piece=1246
So I submitted this piece along with a few others a while back to another book contest. Voting ends in Nov. You can only vote once per piece and only on a few pieces. I would greatly appreciate your support. If I end up on one of the covers I will be giving away a few copies to some lucky fans!

Here is the image of Toni Darling “Avenger” that I would like you to support! Thanks.

http://www.infectedbyart.com/contestpiece.asp?piece=1246

 

 

 

 

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Grandmother Paints for First Time after Two Strokes

Grandmother Paints For The First Time In Her Life After Suffering Two Strokes

Posted: 05/02/2013 1:29 pm EDT  |  Updated: 05/02/2013 1:29 pm EDT

 
Grandma Paints After Stroke

A family was “astounded” to find their 90-year-old grandmother had produced a lovely painting, after showing no interest in art her entire life.

“She has never painted in her life,” grandson Casey Nelson wrote on Reddit, where the photo quickly became viral.

Nelson connects his grandmother’s new found artistry with two separate strokes she suffered on both sides of her brain more than a year ago.

“She now suffers from Wernicke’s Aphasia, a condition that inhibits her ability to make sense when she speaks, and her ability to understand other’s speech,” Nelson explained. “She is often confused and angry and sometimes doesn’t recognize me, but [she] has her bright days too. She has been living in nursing homes since the stroke, and that’s where she did the painting. It was part of an art activity a few weeks ago. As far as anyone knows, this is her first attempt at art of any kind.”

We’re just as impressed as Nelson is by his grandmother’s new work. Creativity sparked or furthered after experiencing brain damage is well-documented. Among the many who have become artists after having a strokeJon Sarkin‘s story stands out. Once a straight-laced chiropractor, Sarkin became a passionate and much-sought-after artist with a compulsive need to create mixed-media pieces.

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