Thursday, April 19, 2007

Art and Cataracts

Could cataracts have affected some great artists' works?
Degas and Monet were both founders of the Impressionist era, and the style of both painters was well-formed before their eye disease affected their vision. But their paintings grew significantly more abstract in later life as, coincidentally, their eye problems increased.
Be sure to click on the slide show at the above link.

-Wes

1 comment:

slugger said...

Alternatively, is it possible that Degas and Monet were extremely gifted people who continued to be vital forces in their fields even into advanced age?