topical media & game development
example(s) -- Monet's Nympheas
One of the recommendations I make to everyone who is planning to go to Paris
is to visit
which are exhibited
in a small gallery near the Louvre.
Monet, at that time at the at of his career, living in Giverney,
was well aware of the paradoxical nature of his Herculean effort.
As stated in
thus, one year after Monet's death and fifty years after
his Impression soleil levant, a late example of modern
art reached the changed artistic landscape of the 1920's,
transported in a derivative of the mass medium
for images in the 19th century.
Being one of the innovators of painting in the early twentieth century,
Monet nevertheless endeavored in painting panorama-wide paintings,
with an aestehics of illusionistic immersiveness, however
with a painterly touch so refined that this series of works easily trancends
the ordinary illusionism of its predecessors.
Monet himself might have seen it as an exercise to improve his
painterly craft to the limits of perfection.
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