"When you go out to paint, try to forget what objects you have before you, a tree, a house, a field or whatever. Merely think, here is a little square of blue, here an oblong of pink, here a streak of yellow, and paint it just as it looks to you, the exact color and shape, until it gives your naive impression of the scene before you." Monet’s words on landscape – and his dedication to light, nature and atmosphere – not only influenced the abstract movements of the 20th and 21st centuries but have established him as an abstract painter in his own right. Click ahead to learn about this watershed 1890s moment in both Monet's œuvre and that of Modern and contemporary artists.
Impressionist & Modern Art Evening
14 May New York