Monet never traveled to Japan, but surrounded himself with a large collection of Japanese woodblock prints. From as early as the 1870's, critics commented on the influence these works were having on Monet's Impressionism. Japanese art accompanied Monet throughout his life as an artist. Without it he would not be the 'Monet' we know. It affected not only his style and subject matter, but also the way he saw nature and how he conceived his relationship to nature. MONET a JAPAN shows how Japanese prints and paintings helped to shape Monet's art during six decades, influencing not only his style and subject matter, but the very way he saw the world around him.the panels, giving an astonishing sensation of the luminous expansiveness of space. There is an ... It fuses into the horizontal plane as it melts ... The oval rooms of the Orangerie echo the east-west orientation of the Seine, along which Monet had painted all his life, always conscious of the position of the sun. On this axisanbsp;...
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