From The Times: How Monet lost his colour vision and invented a new way of seeing.
They are among the greatest wonders of 20th century art: eight vast, sensual and semi-abstract paintings of a water-lily pond at different times of day.
Claude Monet’s Nympheas, displayed as he stipulated in two oval rooms at the Orangerie in Paris, are indisputably the work of a visionary painter.
But scientific research has shown for the first time how the failing state of Monet’s eyesight may have influenced the work directly. [continue]