Monet’s Eyesight – And Our Blind Faith?

The Japanese Bridge at Giverny, 1918 - 1926 - Claude Monet ...

 

Claude Monet

The  Japanese Bridge at Giverny (1918-1926, Image from Wikiart)

In his late seventies, and nearly blind with severe cataracts, was Monet ‘experimenting’, painting ‘modernist abstractions’? Many have long claimed just that from his late broad brushstrokes,  lack of detail and highlights, and dark, muddy colors. Others see a darkened vision of advancing age, which is true; except it was quite real, not entirely psychological.

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