Monday, November 14, 2011

Happy Birthday, Claude

parliament sun breaking through fog parliament in fog

Today in 1840 Claude Monet was born. One of the first Impressionists, Monet painted many series of paintings - the same subject from the same place under all different light and weather, exploring the idea that you can never really see the same thing twice. Here for instance are two from the Houses of Parliament series (above) and two from the Poplars on the Epte series (below).

poplars poplars in autumn
(Monet at WebMuseum)

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