Monday, November 14, 2016

“As the bird sings”

“I would like to paint as the bird sings…I would like to prevent one from seeing how it is done.”
— Claude Monet (French, 14 November 1840 - 5 December 1926)



Claude Monet (1840-1926), The Magpie (La Pie), oil on canvas, painted 1868-1869. Musée d'Orsay, Paris. Painted en plein air near Étretat in Normandy. [frissons of recollection of Étretat and the Musée d'Orsay]


Source of quote: Maurice Guillemot in Steven Z. Levine’s Monet, Narcissus, and Self-Reflection: The Modernist Myth of the Self, University of Chicago Press, 1995, page 177.

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