Answer TWO of the following as a Comment below:
1. How did the death of Camille, Monet’s wife, change his artistic path? What new subject matter did he seek out, and how might his approach to painting have changed in general? Cite a specific painting in your response.
2. What did Monet mean by the statement, “[he] imagined what it would have been like to be born blind and then suddenly be able to see, and to paint, without knowing what the thing one saw actually was?” (55). How would this help him ‘see’ painting in a new and fresh way? Why would you not want to know what you are painting?
3. What was so unique and groundbreaking about his series of paintings on the Rouen Cathedral? What was he trying to achieve in them, and why might they have become his first commercial success?