Hello my dears. Happy Tuesday. If you have a moment today, check out the Kimmelman, the Times’ brilliant art critic, reviews the Monet show that just opened at the Grand Palais in Paris. He calls the exhibition “ravishing.” The same word could be applied to Kimmelman’s gorgeously written piece, which reminds me of why I can’t live without the NYT on my doorstep daily.
“Poor Claude Monet. Like white noise, he’s everywhere and invisible, the staple of countless dentists’ offices. Old hat for more than a century now. Is it too late to recapture some of the shock and thrill that caused horrified Parisians in the 1870s to perceive his work as ‘leprous’? ” the critic asks. “Amazingly, no, it’s not.”
I really want to see this show!
(Monet’s self portrait, above, via Art Prints on Demand.)