Claude Monet and the science of not-seeing.

Schäffer’s principal colors
Schäffer’s principal colors from 1769, suggests extra significance for red, yellow and blue. Source: S. Lowengard and National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Claude Monet: Water Lily Pond, 1900 (Kent Baldner)
“Claude Monet: Water Lily Pond, 1900.” ©2009 Kent Baldner. License: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

“Monet is only an eye, but my God, what an eye.” —Paul Cezanne.

Works of Claude Monet

Monet painted scenes over and over to capture the light.
Before Monet, the subjectivity of color perception was not well understood.
More intriguing writing on color neuroscience.

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