Claude Monet (1840 – 1926)

Claude Monet Yesterday I went to the Art Gallery NSW to see the Monet and the Impressionistsexhibition.
It would have been Monet’s 168th birthday yesterday if he was still alive.

“The method of Impressionist painting, where a picture is assembled in a riot of flecks of colour, reflects the kind of experience to which the eye of a big city dweller has become accustomed.”

The paintings were beautiful with an array of mostly pastel shades; I particularly liked the Water lilies and The Seine at Chatou.
There were so many flecks of colours that some of them reminded me of the magic eye images from the 1990’s. I felt if I stared long enough something 3d might pop out at me!

 

Claude Monet              Claude Monet  

Claude Monet Water lilies 1905          Claude Monet The Seine at Chatou 1881
Museum of Fine Arts Boston               Museum of Fine Arts Boston

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