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On this page, updated on a weekly basis, we give you the latest impressionist news.

Learn about the more recent impressionist exhibitions, auctions and research. Highlights from the past six months include:

  • Anticipation builds ahead of the opening of the Musee d'Orsay's Paris 1874 Inventing impressionism exhibition.
  • Monet paintings are still being sold for £10m+, notwithstanding the impact of sanctions on Russia.
  • Technology is allowing collectors to bid on impressionist works and writings in online auction.

1. 2024 News Items

March 2024

March 2024: The Musee d'Orsay's flagship exhibition, Paris 1874 Inventing impressionism, opens. The exhibition marks the 150th anniversary of the First Impressionist Exhibition, which opened on 15 April 1874 and caused public outcry. The d'Orsay, in collaboration with the Washington National Gallery of Art, will display 130 paintings from 31 artists. They include the seven key impressionists to exhibit in 1874: Monet, Renoir, Cezanne, Degas, Morisot, Pissarro and Sisley.

Juxtaposed with their works are paintings which were exhibited in the traditional Paris Salon in the same year, a contrast which will help visitors see why the new painting style was so controversial. Amongst the works on display is Monet's Impression: Sunrise, the painting that helped to get the impressionists their name.

Monet's Impression Sunrise

March 2024: Christie's sell Monet's Matinée sur la Seine, temps for £14,397,500 (US$ 18.5 million). The sale price - whilst not stellar - demonstrates some resilience in the impressionist market, notwithstanding the withdrawal of Russian buyers following the imposition of sanctions.

Monet's Matinée sur la Seine, temps net

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2. 2023 News Items

November 2023

London's Royal Academy opens its Impressionists on Paper exhibition. It champions the fact that the impressionists, unlike prior artistic movements, often produced final works on paper (rather than just using paper for formative sketches). Degas' ballet dancers rather steal the show.

October 2023

The Met in New York opens its Manet / Degas exhibition, exploring the relationship (and rivalry) between the two men, as well as common themes in their paintings. One remarkable work on display is Degas' painting of Madame Manet, which Manet slashed and returned to Degas because he thought it showed his wife in an unflattering light.

Degas' infamous - and slashed - painting of Manet's wife

February 2023

The Musee d'Orsay in Paris has acquired Caillebotte's A Boating Party, with the help of a $47m donation by French luxury goods company LVMH. This realistic, almost cinematographic, work was previously in private hands and is another world-class piece to add to the d'Orsay's already formidable collection.

Caillebotte's A Boating Party

January 2023

Figures revealed for the 2022 art market show that sales of Monet's paintings amounted to a staggering $539 million, second only to Andy Warhol and ahead of Pablo Picasso.

London's National Gallery is showing a free exhibition entitled Discover Manet & Eva Gonzalès, explaining the nature of Manet's relationship with his one and only pupil. One particularly interesting feature of the exhibition is the use of X-radiography and X-ray fluorescence (XRF) scanning on Manet's portrait of Gonzales (below). It reveals that Manet re-worked, re-painted, scrubbed out, and generally obsessed over the canvas - it turns out that painting a canvas that looks spontaneous takes some serious effort!

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3. 2022 News Items

October 2022

The Louvre Abu Dhabi will open one of the most mouth-watering exhibitions of impressionist work ever to be held. Works on display include Degas' The Racecourse, Monet's Gare St Lazare, Women in the Garden and Houses of Parliament, Manet's The Balcony, Caillebotte's Floor Scrapers and Morisot's The Cradle.

The exhibition, entitled Impressionism: Pathways to Modernity, will run from 12 October 2022 to 5 February 2023. Arranged into 15 thematic sections, it will start by assessing the work of Edouard Manet and move on to consider the other key impressionists in turn. Christie's have described it as

"one of the most significant Impressionist exhibitions ever to be held outside France."

Morisot's The Cradle

September 2022

The death of Queen Elizabeth II focussed attention on the British Royal Family. One CNN article explained that the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace holds a Monet: Study of Rocks; Creuse: 'Le Bloc, bought by the Queen Mother in 1949 for a mere $2,300.

August 2022

Christie's announce its sale of the works from the state of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. This if the first estate sale predicted to exceed $1 billion and includes one of Cezanne's Mont Saint-Victorie, with an estimate of $100 million.

July 2022

Conservators at the National Gallery of Scotland have discovered a previously unknown van Gogh self-portrait, painted on the back of a canvas entitled Head of a Peasant Woman. Van Gogh often used both sides of his canvasses to save money. But this self-portrait remained hidden by cardboard and glue for over 130 years!

June 2022

An auction at Christie's London on 28 June 2022 demonstrated that the impressionism market remains red-hot. Two Monets - Waterloo Bridge and Waterlilies in Grey Weather - both sold for the price of £30.05 million, to the same buyer!

£60.1 million for two Monets!

Meanwhile, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts - which holds the largest Impressionist Exhibition outside France - has announced the sale of 2,000 Non-Fungible Tokens of rarely seen impressionist works. Prices start at $299, and proceeds will go to fund the restoration of two little-known works by Degas.

May 2022

Monet's Le Grand Canal et Santa Maria della Salute

Monet's Le Grand Canal et Santa Maria della Salute goes up for auction at Sotheby's New York on 17 May 2022. The work, not seen in pubic for decades, has an estimate of $50 million!

April 2022

As a result of pressure applied in the aftermath of the Russian/Ukrainian war, the National Gallery has re-names Degas' Russian Dancers with the title 'Ukrainian Dancers'.

Degas' Ukrainian Dancers

There had been academic controversy about the name of the painting for a while, but the blue and yellow bands in the dancers' hair sealed the decision.

The change took effect on the National Gallery's website on 3 April 2022. It is hoped that the painting will now be put on display.

Website hypoallergenic posted a great April Fool's day joke this year: an article saying that a petition had been launched to change Manet's name because it was too similar to Monet!

March 2022

Manet's Bar at the Folies Bergere

The Courtauld Gallery causes controversy after updating its label about Manet's Bar at the Folies Bergere. The new label states that barmaid's

"enigmatic expression is unsettling, especially as she appears to be interacting with a male customer."

One art historian accused the Courtauld of being "woke", with the national and international press also picking up the story.

January 2022

Sotheby's London has announced a start-studded line up for its 2 March Modern and Contemporary Art auction in London. Leading the way are five Monets:

  1. Massif de chrysanthèmes, painted in 1897, and featuring a close up of a flowerbed packed full of chrysanthemums (estimate: £10-15 million).
  2. Les Demoiselles de Giverny, featuring a number of small haystacks, with an estimate of £15-20 million.
  3. Glaçons, environs de Bennecourt, a beautiful riverscape from 1892, estimated at £5-7 million.
  4. Sur la falaise près de Dieppe, soleil couchant, a seascape of the Dieppe coastline with the setting sun in the background, at £3.5 to 5 million.
  5. A small still-life, Prunes et Abricots, expected to raise £1.2 to £1.8 million.
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4. 2021 News Items

Monet's Poppy Fields
Waterloo Bridge Effet de Brouillard fetched almost $50 million on 13.5.21
Manet's Bar at the Folies Bergere will shortly be on display again at London's Courtauld Gallery

As the world starts to return to normal, museums are unveiling ambitious plans for 2021 exhibitions.

November 2021

Christie's New York achieved over $1 billion in sales this month, largely down to huge prices paid for impressionist and post-impressionist works. The star attraction, van Gogh's Cabanes de bois parmi les oliviers et cyprès, sold for $71.3 m. In addition, Cezanne's L'Estaque aux toits rouges went for $55.3m, Caillebotte's Jeune homme à sa fenêtre fetched $53m, and Monet's Le bassin d'Argenteuil achieved $27.8m.

Christie's raised over $1bn in its November 2021 auction

September 2021

The Cleveland Museum of Art has acquired Frederic Bazille's Portrait of Renoir from 1867. Painted three years before Bazille's untimely death in the Franco-Prussian war, this is an important work for two reasons: Bazille only produced a small body of work in his short life, with new pieces rarely coming onto the market; and, similarly, there are only a small number of portraits and pictures of Renoir in his 20s - he cuts a rather dashing and thoughtful figure!

Bazille's Portrait of Renoir

On 21 September 2021, Maureen Gibbon published her most recent book on impressionism: The Lost Diary of Edouard Manet. Published by WW Norton Company, this 336-page read charts the last three years of Manet's life - as he paints the Bar at the Folies Bergere and eventually dies from syphilis.

On 4 September 2021, Basel's Kunstmuseum launched its latest temporary exhibition: Camille Pissarro - The Studio of Modernism. On display until 21 January 2022, the exhibition contains over 200 works (with over 100 paintings). Its highlights include Les Glaneuses (1889) (The Gatherers, painted using the pointillist technique and depicting women harvesting wheat).

August 2021

A clumsy attempt to steal Claude Monet's Voorzaan and Westerhem from the Zaans Museum in the Netherlands was foiled: two men managed to get the painting out of the museum, but dropped the canvas and fled on a motorbike after they were challenged by a brave passer-by.

June 2021

London's Courtauld Gallery has announced that it will re-open, following a four-year refurbishment project, in November 2021. The £57 million project, funded by the luxury goods multinational LVMH, Ukrainian billionaire Leonard Blavatnik and the National Lottery, will provide a fitting exhibition space for works such as Manet's Bar at the Folies Bergere.

The second series of Great Paintings of the Western World (made by the UK's Channel 5) started on 11 June 2021. Dedicated to Monet's Water Lilies, and in particular the huge canvasses found in Paris' Musee de l'Orangerie, this 55 minute treat is available to stream for free. Hosted by political commentator and art-lover Andrew Marr, this is a compelling watch.

May 2021

Christie's renamed 20th and 21st Century Sale (replacing the previous 'Impressionist and Modern Art' and 'Post-War and Contemporary Art' categories), held on 13 May 2021, was a blockbuster. New records were set for 15 artists, with Picasso's Femme assise pres d'une fenetre fetching $103 million.

The impressionists did well too. Claude Monet's Waterloo Bridge, effet de brouillard (1899-1903) fetched a whopping $48,450,000.

Not to be outdone, Sothebys sold a version of Monet's Le Bassin Aux Nympheas for $70.4 million a few days later. Painted between 1917-19, and one of Monet's most abstract works, this work is also enormous: it has a width of over two metres!

Monet's Le Bassin Aux Nympheas, sold for $70.4m in May 2021

March 2021

The National Gallery of Victoria has announced a major exhibition of Australian impressionism to be shown alongside 100 masterpieces from Boston's Museum of Fine Arts.

Local artists such as Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton and Clara Southern will feature alongside titans of the movement like Monet, Manet and Renoir.

Amongst the most famous works on display will be Monet's Poppy Fields and Grand Canal, Venice, and Renoir's Dance at Bougival. The exhibition runs from 4 June to 3 October 2021.

Meanwhile, Sotheby's Paris will be auctioning a little known Van Gogh work of Montmartre. Painted in 1887, Scene de rue a Montmartre was painted when Van Gogh was learning from the impressionists in Paris.

It post-dates the earthy tones of van Gogh's early works such as the Potato Eaters, but has none of the swirly expressionism of his later paintings produced in the south of France.

The work is expected to reach up to $10 million when sold on 25 March 2021.

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5. 2020 News Items

Claude Monet's Giverny house and gardens have re-opened.  But with Covid restrictions they are only being visited by locals!
Monet's Olympia is one of the treasures of the Musee d'Orsay.  It can now be seen by the public again, following the easing of Covid measures in Paris.
Claude Monet's Rue Saint-Denis is one his most iconic works of Paris.

Covid-19 has dampened demand for impressionist work at auctions and delayed a number of exhibitions.

But things are starting to open up again; and many museums have improved their online resources.

December 2020

Courtauld Institute

The Courtauld Institute in London announced on 20 December 2020 that it has received a £10 million donation from Ukrainian oligarch Leonard Blavatnik. The funds will be used to complete the Courtauld's renovation of its Somerset House galleries.

Started in 2019, the renovation was due to be nearing a conclusion but has been delayed by Covid-related issues. It will see the Courtauld's small but extremely high quality collection of impressionist works displayed in new galleries.

Those works include Renoir's La Loge, one of Cezanne's five Card Players, Manet's Bar at the Folies Bergeres and a small version of Dejeuner sur l'herbe, and van Gogh's Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear.

November 2020

Boston MFA double-header

Boston's Museum of Fine Arts' (MFA's) latest exhibitions, Cezanne: In and Out of Time and Monet and Boston, open on 11 and 15 November 2020 respectively.

The first exhibition places 12 of Cezanne's paintings (five from the MFA, the others from private collections) alongside works of Cezanne's contemporaries (including Renoir, Manet, Degas, Pissarro and Morisot). Of the works on display, the most famous is Cezanne's still-life Fruit and Jug on a Table.

The second, to commemorate the MFA's 150th anniversary, puts the museum's 35 Monet oil paintings side-by-side. They include works from Monet's Haystacks, Rouen Cathedral and Venice series.

Both exhibitions are open until 28 February 2021.

October 2020


Christie's 20th Century Evening Sale, held on 6 October, had only a few impressionist pieces. But they included a simple Cezanne still-life painted with watercolour and gouache called 'Nature morte avec pot au lait, melon et sucrier'.

It fetched a remarkable $28,650,000, which is in line with prices paid for Cezanne's still-lifes over the past five years, and demonstrates that Covid-19 has not dulled the top-end market for impressionist works.

This sale capped Christie's 20 Century Week, which amassed a whopping $387 million of sales. The demand was driven by Christie's embracing social media: 280,000 people tuned into the auctions through Christie's website, YouTube, Facebook and other channels.

Sotheby's New York's Impressionism and Modern Art Evening Sale on 28 October 2020 has a number of stand-out pieces. They include:

  • Claude Monet's Les Iles a Port-Villez (pictured), at a $2.5-3.5 million estimate.
  • Camille Pissarro's Femme a la Brouette, at a $1.5-2.5 million estimate.
  • Vincent van Gogh's Fleurs Dans un Verre, with an estimate $14-18 million.

Monet's Les Iles a Port-Villez

Vans and MoMA

You may be forgiven for thinking that footwear brand Vans has little in common with impressionism.

But Vans has teamed up with MoMA to produce a range of special edition products inspired by Salvador Dali, Vasily Kandinsky and Claude Monet. The Monet shoes, hoodie and cap feature a print from his Water Lilies.

Polish film about a stolen Monet

Claude Monet's Beach in Pourville was stolen from the National Museum in Poznan, Poland, in April 2000. The theft was audacious: the thief stole the painting in plain view on a quiet Sunday afternoon.

It went like this: the thief applied for a permit to sketch in the museum, pretending to be an art student; when the gallery attendant left the gallery, he cut a portion of the painting away from its frame; and after this paint-staking exercise had been completed, he replaced the Monet with a serviceable forgery. He then walked out with the Monet canvas in his backpack.

The Polish-language film, called Tarapaty 2, is a teen detective movie in which young detectives and their dog go on a search for the painting. But the truth is probably more remarkable!

Learn more by checking out our impressionist thefts page.

Show me the Monet

Banky's 2005 work Show me the Monet, a painting of Monet's Japanese Bridge at Giverny with shopping trolleys and a traffic cone dumped in the pond, was sold be Sotheby's on 21 October.

The work had an estimate of £3-5 million, and was toured internationally before going on sale in a live-streamed auction from the company's London and Paris auction rooms.

The auction turned into an eight-minute bidding battle between five collectors determined to secure the piece. The winning bid of £7.55 million equates to $9.8 million -- the second highest price ever paid for a Banksy work (the highest price was the $12 million paid for Devolved Parliament, a painting of monkeys sitting in the House of Commons).

Impressionism and Christmas

British up-market department store John Lewis launched its festive decoration themes in early October. They include 'Impressionism', which is said to be a "cool and wintery theme that works particularly well in rural settings ....

September 2020

Monet and Chicago

On 5 September 2020, the Art Institute of Chicago opens its exhibition Monet and Chicago. Showing 70 Monet canvasses, including the Institute's own holding of 33 paintings, the exhibition charts how Monet's work was enthusiastically embraced by the Chicago elite from the early 1890s. This was in large part thanks to the efforts of Monet's main dealer Paul Durand-Ruel. Works on display include several versions of Haystacks and Monet's Water Lilies, together with Bordighera, Gare St-Lazare, Pourville and the Houses of Parliament.

Postdam: Museum Barberini

The new permanent collection of impressionist works at Postdam's Museum Barberini opens to the public on 7 September 2020. This is really big news:

  • The Museum Barberini is the brainchild of German software billionaire Hasso Plattner. It opened in 2017 but has so far been mainly noted for its temporary exhibitions.
  • Meanwhile, Plattner has steadily been growing his impressionist collection. The highlight is undoubtedly the version of Haystacks (Meules) purchased by Plattner in May 2019 for $110.7 million. But other masterpieces include a version of Monet's Poplars, Renoir's The Pear Tree, Cezanne's Forest Interior, a version of Pissarro's Boulevard Montmartre, and Signac's The Port at Sunset.
  • The whole collection has been donated to the Barberini, housed in a palace built by Frederick the Great in the late 18th century. It is arguably Europe's best impressionist collection outside of Paris.

BBC commissions 60-minute Monet show

This autumn will see the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) launch Art on the BBC, with a four-part series focusing on Dali, Van Gogh, Monet and Turner. The show on Van Gogh will focus on how his mental health influenced his work, whilst the Claude Monet episode will address "how his commercial success has blinded us to [Monet's] revolutionary talent". Show times TBA.

August 2020

On 15 August 2020, the National Gallery in London announced that it will hold an exhibition entitled Impressionist Decorations: the Birth of Modern Decor from September 2011 to January 2022. Though a long way off, this is something to look forward to (hopefully once the world has got back on its feet after Covid).

In total, the exhibition will include 80 pieces of art from Monet, Manet, Degas, Morisot, Renoir and Caillebotte, including decorative panels painted by Monet of Water Lilies and Manet's Spring.

On 7 August 2020, the first major London exhibition post-lockdown opens its doors. The Royal Academy's Gauguin and the Impressionists: Masterpieces from the Ordrupgaard Collection promises to be a cracker.

The controversial Gaugin's bold subject matter, such as Tahitian Woman, is on display next to more conventional impressionist fare such as Manet's Basket of Pears, Sisley's Barges from Berry, and Pissarro's Morning Sun in the Rue St-Honore.

The collection was originally put together by Danish insurance magnate Wilhelm Hansen. He used to show the Manet work after dinner parties, explaining to guests that it:

"Is an extra dessert after the ice cream."

The RA's exhibition runs until 18 October 2020, and tickets are £17 (but are extremely limited and currently sold out -- you need to get on the email list to find out when more tickets will be released).

Boston's Museum of Fine Arts remains closed, but it has enhanced its online offering for Monet and Boston: Lasting Impression. You can now see picture galleries, Monet-inspired music, and videos on Monet and the Boston collectors (and how they travelled to France to buy Monet's works--one couple purchased a version of Haystacks whilst on their honeymoon!).

Meanwhile, in Kent, England, rock star Sir Bob Geldolf has submitted a planning application seeking permission to create a water-lily pond inspired by Monet's pond at Giverny.

July 2020

The US National Gallery of Art in Washington re-opened on Monday 20 July, but requires face masks to be worn and social distancing. It is the latest museum to re-open its doors following Covid shutdown. Visitors can check out a van Gogh self-portrait, a version of Monet's Japanese Footbridge, Cezanne's The Peppermint Bottle and Manet's The Railway.

The Washington Post published a fascinating article on Manet's The Dead Toreador on 15 July 2020. It includes the observation

Part of the reason Manet is regarded as the father of modernism is that his paintings uncovered fault lines that were fresh at the time but keep getting wider. “The Dead Toreador” is a fine example ...

The Normandie Impressionniste 2020, a festival of over 50 impressionist exhibitions, has now started and will run until 4 November 2020. The exhibitions include Francois Depeaux, The Man with 500 Paintings, at the Rouen Fine Arts Museum featuring works by Monet, Renoir and Sisley. The most famous painting on display is Monet's Rue St-Denis (pictured).

Museums are starting to re-open after Covid lockdown:

  • The Mississippi Museum of Art, for instance, welcomes members again from 1 July and the general public from 8 July (first responders and essential workers go free). The Museum has also said that their Van Gogh, Monet, Degas & Their Times exhibition will re-open on 8 July (with its run extended until 10 January 2021).
  • The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts' exhibition entitled Paris in the Days of Post-Impressionism opens on 4 July 2020. Works by Monet, Morisot, Signac, Pissarro and Seurat are on display.
  • The Musee D'Orsay re-opened its doors on 28 June, but numbers are to be restricted to 3,000 per day and visitors are required to wear face masks.
  • London's museums re-opened on 4 July 2020, with the National Gallery offering priority access to members.

Meanwhile, Christie's has had to take severe costs cutting measures, merging its impressionism, modern and contemporary art departments into one. And a battle regarding the Nazi-era sale of Monet's Le Palais Ducal (with an estimated value of $30 million) is due to be heard in the courts of New York in September 2020.

The town of Southbury Connecticut is hosting an online Zoom talk on Claude Monet on 27 July 2020.

Finally, Monet's Giverny has come in 13th in a poll of the most beautiful villages in France.

June 2020

On 1 June 2020 the Boston Museum of Fine Arts is delivering an online course for children in grades 1-5 entitled Exploring Impressionism: The Art of Claude Monet.

Or take a virtual tour of Washington's National Gallery of Art at 7pm on 26 June 2020 (tickets cost $15).

On 9 June 2020, London's National Gallery announced that it had purchased The Drunkard, Zarauz by Joaquín Sorolla, using funds left by a private donation. The acquisition follows the National Gallery's hugely successful Sorolla exhibition held before Covid-19 lockdown started.

Speaking of Covid-19, Claude Monet's gardens at Giverny have re-opened. Locals are delighted: they can appreciate the gardens without the usual crowds!

Christie's is holding an Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale on 30 June, but the title is a bit misleading. The closest one gets to impressionism are works by Paul Signac and Pablo Picasso.

May 2020

On 18 May 2020, Sotheby's held its first Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale Online. The results for impressionist pieces often exceeded expectations. Pissarro's Effect de Neige a Onsy sold for $560,000 (exceeding the top-end estimate of $350,000); Degas' Buste de Jeune Femme Presque Nue sold for $596,000 (estimate: $450,000); and Renoir's La Maison de la Poste sold for $200,000 (in the middle of its estimated range).

The UK's Guardian has produced this fun online art quiz, including a question about Claude Monet.

The Foundation Monet has launched an online tour of Monet's House in Giverny. Explore Monet's bedroom, his yellow kitchen adorned with Japanese art, and his blue-tiled kitchen.

The house is also home to about 40 of Monet's works (including from the Rouen Cathedral, Haystacks, Westminster Bridge, Houses of Parliament and Venice series) as well as works by other artists (Cezanne in particular).

Unfortunately, there is no virtual tour of the gardens (though you can check out some videos on The Foundation Monet's vimeo channel).

The Courtauld Institute is hosting a series of virtual mini-art festivals to help you get through lockdown. May 2020 sees evenings devoted to Women Artists, the Future of Art History and Art and Wellbeing.

The Shelbourne Museum in Vermont is also putting on daily art-related activities.

There's an online auction of autographs and writings (you can bid until 13 May 2020), with lots including an 8-page letter written by Claude Monet to his second wife, Alice, in 1901. It comments on the arrangements for Queen Victoria's funeral and Monet's meeting with writer Henry James.

Jan-April 2020

In February 2020, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts marked its 150th anniversary. It selected 15 key works for the occasion, including one of Monet's Haystacks (or Grainstacks).

The Louvre-Lens museum, in the north of Paris, is holding an exhibition entitled Black Suns. It explores artists' use of the colour black. Edouard Manet, who unlike many of the impressionists loved using this colour, features heavily. The exhibition runs until 25 January 2021.

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6. 2019 News Items

One of Monet's Haystacks
Renoir's La Loge (The Theatre Box) is one of the most captivating works in Courtauld Impressionists
Check out the 23 versions of Van Gogh's Sunflowers at the Amsterdam Van Gogh Museum

1 September 2019. The Amsterdam Van Gogh Museum's exhibition entitled Van Gogh and Sunflowers comes to an end. It explores Van Gogh's most famous motif, with 23 of the sunflowers on display.

11 August 2019. The Tate Britain's exhibition entitled Van Gogh and Britain comes to an end; it explores Van Gogh's three-year stay in London in his early 20s, including the haunting Visitors Exercising (painted in 1890 but depicting the Newgate jail seen by Van Gogh decades earlier).

19 May 2019. A luminous version of Monet's Haystacks sells at Christie's New York for a record $97m ($110.7m with fees).

20 January 2019. The London National Gallery's exhibition entitled Courtauld Impressionists: from Manet to Cezanne comes to an end. This show includes forty of the Courtauld gallery's most impressive masterpieces (which are able to be shown because the Courtauld is undergoing a major renovation project). My favourite work on display is Renoir's La Loge (The Theatre Box).