Monet, revisited

Claude Monet, Apples and Grapes, 1880 (detail).

The Art Institute of Chicago recently published the first of several planned online scholarly catalogues based on its collection. This flagship edition focuses on the museum’s paintings and drawings by Monet, and promises to be an incredible free resource for scholars and the mildly curious alike. In addition to contextual essays, technical reports, and extensive documentation, the entries include enlargeable, high-resolution images that allow viewers to see the works in greater detail than would be possible even in the galleries. The following are screenshots of these photographs.

Monet, in my opinion, has never looked so good.

Claude Monet, Etretat, the Beach and the Falaise d’Amont, 1885 (detail).
Claude Monet, On the Bank of the Seine, Bennecourt, 1868 (detail).
Claude Monet, Branch of the Seine near Giverny (Mist), 1897 (detail).
Claude Monet, Branch of the Seine near Giverny (Mist), 1897 (detail).

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