Your Monet or your life / by James Kelleher

I read this story about Andrew Shannon, the man who punched a hole in a Monet painting, and it reminded me of the brilliant opening scene to John Berger’s Ways of Seeing. 

Copyright restrictions have meant that the 1972 series will likely never be released on DVD, but you can watch all four episodes – if you don’t mind the dodgy picture quality – via this YouTube playlist:

Ways of Seeing

⁋ Conservators at the National Gallery of Ireland repaired the damage to ‘Argenteuil Basin with a Single Sailboat’ at a cost of a “five figure sum” and a lot of work