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Claude Monet at Trouville

Claude Monet spent some time in Trouville, Normandy, a popular resort along the English Channel, in the summer of 1870, shortly before the start of the Franco-Prussian war.  He had just married his wife, Camille, on June 28 and this was their wedding trip.  On August 12, Eugene Boudin and his wife joined the Monet’s at Trouville.  Boudin was a forerunner of the French Impressionist movement and a mentor to Monet.  His influence can be seen Monet’s beach scenes which he painted during his stay at Trouville. Monet spent about eight weeks in Trouville in which time he created some eleven paintings.  The paintings depict two main themes, the beachfront …..

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Diego Rivera Returns to MoMA After 80-years

Although Diego Rivera‘s Agrarian Leader Zapata,  is an iconic component of the Museum of Modern Art in New York,  its has been eight decades since it has hosted an exhibit, commemorating the artist. Where is Diego Rivera? The six month exhibit, dubbed:  “Diego Rivera: Murals for The Museum of Modern Art” winds down in NYC on May 14, 2012. What is the address of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York? Meanwhile, the exact location of the Diego Rivera exhibit is on the second floor  MoMA. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) address is: 11 West 53 Street  |New York, NY10019 | 212.708.9400 Why is the Rivera collection so precious …..

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At Home with the Artists

One of the best ways to get in touch with artists and their work is to see where they lived.  Today the homes of many famous artists have been made into museums which give tours so that visitors can see the environment where artists created some of their most famous works.  One of the most famous artist homes and studios is the home of Claude Monet in Giverny, France.  Here visitors can wander through his famous gardens, over the Japanese footbridge and gaze at floating water lilies as if to set foot in one of his paintings.  His most famous scenes captured on canvas exist to this day in addition …..

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