of the Old Masters
by Donna Flood
Claude Monet, Impressionist
Bright colors and lightening
What does that mean for art to complete.
It is rather like a shorthand for art,
Color on palette is not greyed apart,
Hue is pure with unadded mother color
Set side by side in strokes next to one another.
This is the artist's lighting technique to see,
Works quickly catching shimmering light,
As it sparkles across the water to his sight.
There is no stippling, shading or scumbling,
The subject is caught, held, with no fumbling.
Departed from the age old trues of blending,
The light went glittering across water unending.
Claude Monet introduced it, they said.
Rather just a copy of an original from God, instead.
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