Monet’s Giverny 5

It’s that famous lily pond again in Monet’s garden in Giverny and once more it’s impossible to get a photo without the hordes of tourists, but I’m also one of them I guess.

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Monet’s Giverny 4

And here is that famous Japanese bridge in Monet‘s garden in Giverny, just outside Paris.

Unfortunately there are a few people standing on the bridge which spoils it somewhat, but it is virtually impossible to get a snap without any imposters, as there is a steady stream of visitors filing over the bridge. Personally I think they should block off the bridge for ten minutes every hour to allow unadulterated photos of this magic scene.

Nympheas by Claude Monet

There is no doubting the beauty of this painting from 1905, the Nympheas, or waterlilies, by Claude Monet, but is it really worth 43 million US dollars, which it was sold for yesterday.

Here is a photo I took in the very same pond in Monet’s garden in Giverny earlier this year.

It cost the entrance fee of about 10 euros.

The Scream

There are four known versions of The Scream by Munch. This is the final one a pastel drawn in 1895.

It is certainly packed with emotion, and I guess many of us have had this feeling many times, but 120 million dollars?

New Van Gogh painting

Actually it’s not new, but newly authenticated. This Van Gogh painting was recently confirmed as a real Van Gogh. There was a lot of doubt at first, but on close inspection a painting was found under this one which could be comfortably attributed to Vincent Van Gogh.

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