artemisdreaming: 1897 Claude Monet (French Impressionist, 1840-1926) ~ Water Lily Pond; oil on canvas, The Art Museum, Princeton University.
“If you absolutely must find an affiliation for me, select the Japanese of olden times ; their rarefied taste, their aesthetic that evokes a presence by means of a shadow, and the whole by means of a fragment. They are a profoundly artistice people.”
1922 Claude Monet (right) in his garden at Vernon
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artemisdreaming: 1897 Claude Monet (French Impressionist, 1840-1926) ~ Water Lily Pond; oil on canvas, The Art Museum, Princeton University.

“If you absolutely must find an affiliation for me, select the Japanese of olden times ; their rarefied taste, their aesthetic that evokes a presence by means of a shadow, and the whole by means of a fragment. They are a profoundly artistice people.”

1922 Claude Monet (right) in his garden at Vernon

The New York Times Photo Archives