ART TALK:  A monthly quote from the field of art and aesthetics.


October 2016:  On Claude Monet

After Monet arrived in Giverny his paintings “eventually began attracting the enthusiastic attention of critics and collectors alike.”  “He was praised as a “powerful poet of nature” whose works “resonate with the mysterious sounds of the universe.”  “In 1909 a critic called him “the greatest painter we possess today,” “while the novelist Remy de Gourmont declared:  “We stand here in the presence of perhaps the greatest painter who has ever lived.”  “Monet’s old comrade Paul Cezanne had put it more succinctly:  “Fuck, he’s simply the best.”


King, Ross, Mad Enchantment:  Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies.  (New York, London: Bloomsbury, 2016) 7.




Joseph D. Lawrence © 2016


I am a contemporary artist, located in New York City, specializing in painting, drawing and mixed media.  I hope to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas with others interested in the arts.  If you like this site, be sure to tell your friends.


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"Russian Trees, oil on linen, 36" x 24" 2016

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Self portrait photo a la Warhol's "Interview."

Self portrait photo a la Warhol's "Interview."
Self portrait photo a la Warhol's "Interview."