Sunday, January 14, 2007


We saw the Monet exhibit yesterday. His paintings are so incredible. It was nice to see about 30-40 of the paintings set up in chronological order. I could follow the progression of his style. I saw a more traditional style in his early work, then saw how he started the little curved strokes. His later work added more of the strokes, then he started working on expanding the palettes of color. What’s incredible is that he had a style for working with color, but the palette changed from painting to paining. It’s not like all of his paintings are the same shades of color. Some were lighter than others, with the lightest being a snowscape. It was interesting to see he blurred and formed the signature of the impressionist style. Finally, with the water lilies, he "went large" and open.

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