|DAY 184||PROFILES IN ART|
A LASTING IMPRESSION
“Painting is such torture! And I am no good at all.”
—Monet, in a letter to Gustave Caillebotte, September 4, 1887.
More than 80 years after his death, Claude Monet remains one the most beloved painters in the history of art. A master of en plein air, or painting “in the open air,” Monet was also one of the founding fathers of Impressionism and was particularly adept at painting landscapes and rendering light in such a way as to capture the mood of a scene. In later years, he painted the same scenes and structures at different times of day to reveal the variances ...