monet

monet ship

Spanish street artist Pejac recreates Monet’s Impression, Sunrise from 1872, on a rusted ship.

Monet said of the work,

Landscape is nothing but an impression, and an instantaneous one, hence this label that was given us, by the way because of me. They asked me for a title for the catalogue, it couldn’t really be taken for a view of Le Havre, and I said: ‘Put Impression.'”

During the first exhibition of the soon-to-be-called Impressionists, art critic Louis Leroy commented,

“Impression– I was certain of it. I was just telling myself that, since I was impressed, there had to be some impression in it — and what freedom, what ease of workmanship! Wallpaper in its embryonic state is more finished than this seascape.

The lesson being, I need to start using embryonic more often.

 

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