Arts Everyday Living: Van Gogh on Monet—The One and Only Impressionist

Reposted blog on theme of cottages and houses in art.



Ah, to paint figures like Monet paints landscapes.  That’s what remains to be done despite everything, and before, of necessity, one sees only Monet among the Impressionists.*

Vincent van Gogh, letter to brother Theo



Claude Monet, Houses in Argenteuil, c. 1873, oil on canvas, Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany


The excerpt above is from a letter Vincent wrote his brother Theo on May 3, 1889, from Arles in southern France.  Theo, who was employed by Goupil and Cie in Paris, had been showing Monet’s paintings at the art firm’s gallery.


The above image is used solely for educational purposes.


Take an art walk with Monet in Through an Artist’s Eyes: Learning to Live Creatively!

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