Icons of Art History: Impressionist & Modern

“Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love,” Impressionist painter Claude Monet famously remarked. Indeed, many of the most famous works of modern art history—from Salvador Dalí’s melting clocks to Edward Weston’s photographs of peppers—have baffled audiences who have tried to completely decrypt them, while delighting those open to interpretations that evolve over time. Below, discover iconic examples of Impressionist and modern art to bring into your home. In the words of Monet, these groundbreaking works are “simply necessary to love.”

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