This NYT article on the Monet Show
in Paris is worth reading. "The biggest art spectacle in Europe this fall, with some 160 paintings,
it is, believe it or not, the first full-dress overview Paris has
staged in decades, the first chance anywhere to see the whole sweep of
his work in some time." There are some good lines in the story, including these from Proust: "On the threshold of love we are bashful," Proust noted. "There has to
be someone who will say to us, 'Here is what you may love: love it.' "
I vaguelly recollect a story about Monet and Sargent painting side by side, when Sargent asked him for some black, and Monet replied, "I never use it." Perfect.
9:12 AM / October 5, 2010