For Monet, painting water was a grand obsession and he was quick to have a boat built and equipped with a semi-enclosed cabin that he could use as a studio in which to sit and paint. In the summer of … More
Did you know that the invention of the collapsible metal paint tube in the 19th century, allowing artists to keep their oil paints both fresh and portable, made it possible for the Impressionists to pursue painting en plein air, or … More
For those of you who are interested in the early influences on Monet, before he became an art student in Paris, head up to the 19th–mid 20th Century Painting and Sculpture Gallery on Level 2 (closed Tuesdays) to see two … More
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