The Daily Pic

02.08.12

Tough Guy Monet

The Daily Pic: The great impressionist tackled ugliness in his last years.

Claude Monet’s image of his garden was painted sometime around 1920 or so and is now in the show called “Monet in Giverny: Landscapes of Reflection” at the Cincinnati Art Museum. I love these very late Monets, which utterly defeat all the accusations that he only knew how to paint pretty—ignoring for the moment the issue of whether they were finished pictures, and whether his damaged eyes could see them. (For my brief introduction to the show, and some more images from it, go to the Daily Beast’s Monet gallery.) 

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