Monet once said “For me,a landscape does not exist in its own right, since its appearance changes at every moment”

Monet’s most interesting and fascinating paintings are his series of paintings of specific places done at different times of day.  It really shows how important light and shadow are in drawings and paintings.  Next time your are in a gallery or museum pay close attention to the light in the art work.  Try to guess what time of day it is!  Seeing is believing!  Monet’s full quote on this subject is enlightening.  Monet said,  “For me, a landscape does not exist in its own right, since its appearance changes at every moment; but the surrounding atmosphere brings it to life – the light and the air which vary continually. For me, it is only the surrounding atmosphere which gives subjects their true value,”

Monet’s painting of the Seine River
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One Comment

  1. Dot Christenson

    Don’t forget to back up across the room and see how the impressionist paintings gain depth and smooth integration of the colors. Dot C.

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