Claude Monet

The importance of Claude Monet in the history of art is sometimes underrated, as art lovers tend to see only the overwhelming beauty that emulates from his canvases, ignoring the complex technique and composition (a ‘defect’ somehow caused by Monet himself; he declared that, ‘I do not understand why everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.’)