OIL PAINTING: Rouen Cathedral, the Portal in the Sun , 1894
Monet no longer feels that he has to pack the image with perceptual data so as to maximize the effect of our 'instant of recognition.' A new kind of duration develops in these pictures over a series of canvases. ... Memory, rethinking, double-backing and moving through space all become part of the act of seeing," Monet said.
Similarly, when working on the series of paintings of the Rouen cathedral between 1892 and 1894, Monet could improvise with his painting technique, using as his motif the unchanging facade of the church.