::: Hello, Mr. Turner! :::

Of all British artists, J.M.W. Turner has always mesmerized me. His superb sense of color and his incredible vision of nature has thrown every other artist miles away from perfection. That a movie embraces him is such a joy. Watch the trailer of this magnificent film, directed and written by Mike Leigh, and Timothy Spall …

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THE REAL WORLD OF MONET

   Painting by Claude Monet/National Gallery of Artby Peter C. BakerOne day last June, my girlfriend and I boarded a train at the Gare Saint-Lazare, in Paris, and rode it about fifty miles northwest to the city of Vernon, where we rented bicycles and pedalled another four miles to Giverny, the village where Claude Monet lived …

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