Monet would have looked across the outer harbour, facing towards the Quai Courbe, to the southeast, as in this postcard News

Impressionism gets exact birthdate

Using the sun’s position and high tides, a researcher has figured out the day Monet painted the canvas that gave a movement its named (Monet would have looked across the outer harbour, facing towards the Quai Courbe, to the southeast, as in this postcard) Published online: 21 August 2014
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Mystery surrounds relic of British Empire due to be auctioned in Australia

Object came from British Empire and Commonwealth Museum’s collection

Published online: 21 August 2014

Is there a future for Miami’s Museum of Contemporary Art?

Pérez Art Museum Miami denies merger is an option as Museum of Contemporary Art leaves North Miami

Published online: 21 August 2014

Osama bin Laden’s family buys into Italian marble firm

The Saudi construction group is the first foreign investor to enter the traditional Italian industry

Published online: 21 August 2014

Paris’s historic former naval headquarters to open to public

But French government will not confirm if Qatar is still involved in the project

Published online: 21 August 2014

Gwangju Biennial president resigns in censorship row

Work depicting South Korean president assailed by the families of ferry disaster victims removed under pressure from local government

Published online: 20 August 2014

Artists fight violence against women in Egypt

Although sexual harassment has recently been made a crime in the country, incidents of assault are on the rise

Published online: 20 August 2014

 

Debate, ridicule and claims of unoriginality overshadow Sydney public art

Three permanent works due to be installed will cost the city AUS$8m

Published online: 20 August 2014

Snap decision

London’s National Gallery now welcomes personal photography in the galleries, stirring up a media debate

Published online: 20 August 2014

Russian culture minister Medinsky in censorship row

A culture ministry document that aims to impose social “norms” on the arts has attracted widespread criticism

Published online: 20 August 2014

Cambridge scientist challenges the Italian government to show that the cruise ship solution is safe

“A simple question: show us the evidence”, says Tom Spencer

Published online: 20 August 2014

 
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Video: Enigmatic Eliasson, mystery man

Olafur Eliasson’s latest exhibition, which opens on 20 August at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, is shrouded in mystery. “It’s important that people come and experience the work without too many preconceptions,” the curator Mathias Ussing Seeberg told The Art Newspaper this summer. But a little preparation never hurts, so here is a clip of the artist discussing his practice in 2005.

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berlin. “Muslims’ Worlds” is due to open in Berlin’s Ethnological Museum in Dahlem this month, exploring the theme of gender segregation in traditional Islamic societies and Muslim diversity, from orthodoxy to Sufism. In four rooms, measuring 850 sq. m, about 300 objects mainly from Pakistan,...

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