OIL PAINTING: Monet's Garden at Vetheuil , 1881
Monet's constant movements were directly related to his artistic ambitions. The phenomena of natural light, atmosphere, and color captivated Monet's imagination, and he committed himself to an increasingly accurate recording of their enthralling variety. Monet consciously sought that variety and gradually developed a remarkable sensitivity for the subtle particulars of each landscape he encountered. Paul Cezanne is reported to have said that "Monet is the most prodigious eye since there have been painters."