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May 17, 2007


Henri Parkes

Monet is probaqbly my favorite artist, the guy was a visionary in more ways than one.

Interesting fact - in 1923 Claude Monet had eye surgery to remove cataracts (these cataracts had affected Monet’s work, causing a reddish tone in many of his paintings).

After the surgery Monet claimed to be able to see ultraviolet wavelengths normally filtered by the lens of the eye! Some believe this extraordinary vision was responsible for the striking presentation of color demonstrated in his later works.


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