Claude Monet

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Buckingham Palace may be a tourist magnet, but only the architect’s mother could love it 

When Samuel Johnson said that thing about the man who was tired of London being tired of life, he seemed to imply that, while the city’s appeal might (...)

A detail from Gilbert Alexandre de Séverac’s Portrait de Claude Monet (1865). Courtesy of Musée marmottan Monet, Paris

Claude Monet left the Channel port town of Le Havre for Paris in 1859, at the age of 19. His father, a ship’s chandler, was dubious about young Claude(...)

Studies prove that we’re hardwired to prefer what we know. Image: Getty

The time of year has put holidays in my mind. We’ve all had the experience of arriving at our destination and your heart lifting at exactly how lovely(...)

The new  Shaw Room of the National Gallery of Ireland. Photograph:  Marie Louise Halpenny

Late in this excellent documentary, one of the curators at the National Gallery of Ireland describes his process in simple terms. “By putting pictures(...)

Nigel Owens: generally recognised as one of the best referees of his or indeed any other generation.

What do Leonardo Da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh, Michelangelo and Claude Monet have in common with modern rugby players, and specifically those who popula(...)

Winter blooms from the garden including witchhazel and Viburnum bodnantense can be used to decorate the New Year table.

“I must have flowers, always, and always,” said the famous artist and passionate gardener Claude Monet, whose words ring especially true at this time (...)

Meule (Grainstack)by Claude Monet sold for $84.4 million.

The top price for art at auction worldwide in 2016 was achieved at Christie’s, New York, where a French Impressionist painting Meule (Grainstack)by Cl(...)

Detail of The Persistence of Memory (1931), by Salvador Dalí, who may  have suffered  from Parkinson’s disease

Some of the most famous artists in history may have left subtle clues to brain disease in their work, researchers claim. Groundbreaking analysis of t(...)

 US actor Leonardo DiCaprio  released a statement through his representatives saying he will return any gifts or donations connected to a Malaysian wealth fund, pending a fraud investigation of that fund by the United States and other countries. Photograph: Christophe Archambault/EPA

Leonardo DiCaprio says he is awaiting direction from the US justice department regarding any ill-gotten funds that may have supported his environmenta(...)

 Three Women (1908), by  Pablo Picasso, comes from the Hermitage museum in Saint-Petersburg.

Few experiences can rival the chromatic jolt, the wave of beauty that engulfs one on entering the Matisse room at the Icons of Modern Art exhibition a(...)

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