Together with my early paintings I found this one, painted when I was 16:
The painting (watercolor on Canson paper, A4 format) was directly inspired by Monet’s Les Peupliers au bord de l’Epte:
.. and I just discovered that Monet’s masterpiece was also inspired by another painting! Japanese ukiyo-e artists, in particular Hokusai and Hiroshige strongly influenced the Poplars series of Monet. Judge for yourself:
“Nothing gets lost, nothing is created and everything changes” Lavoisier, who got it from Anaxagore de Clazomènes, who got it from…
References and suggested readings
– LÉTERNITÉ DUN INSTANT(in French)
– Les Peupliers, Wikipedia (in French)
– Poplars, Wikipedia
– Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, Hokusai.
– The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido, Hiroshige.
– La vérité en peinture / The Truth in Painting (Jacques Derrida, 1978)