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

The birth of Impressionism calculated to the nearest minute

Using the position of the sun and the time of high tide, an astrophysicist pinpoints when Monet put brush to canvas (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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Is there a future for Miami’s Museum of Contemporary Art?

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Steet art? Not for me, says Rome’s veteran critic

The venerable Italian art critic and curator Achille Bonito Oliva, best known as the champion of the Transavanguardia artists of the 1970s, has quashed speculation that he will be appointed to head a local government commission overseeing art vendors in Rome. City mayor Ignazio Marino pushed >>>

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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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Muslims’ Worlds, from Saturday, 12 November in Berlin

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