Scientists uncover new details about Monet's painting with 'celestial sleuthing'

A new study has revealed that scientists have applied his distinctive brand of celestial sleuthing to French artist Claude Monet's masterpiece, uncovering new details about the painting's origins and resolving some long-standing controversies over what the canvas depicts and when it was painted.

Claude Monet`s water lilies fetches record USD 54 million

An iconic painting of water lilies by French artist Claude Monet sold for 31.72 million pounds (USD 54 million) at a Sotheby`s auction here, the second highest price paid for his work worldwide.

Britain`s National Gallery buys its first American painting

The National Gallery in London has bought its first ever painting by a U.S. Artist, `Men of the Docks` by George Bellows, departing from its previous policy of acquiring only paintings by artists working in Western Europe.

Monet painted `Etretat: Sunset` on Feb. 5, 1883 at 4:53 pm: Astronomers

Researchers have shed light on formerly unknown details about renowned French Impressionist Claude Monet`s 1883 painting, titled `Etretat: Sunset`, of the Normandy coast, including the fact that it was painted on Feb. 5, 1883 at 4:53 p.m.