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Art and Images in Psychiatry
December 2007

The Water-Lily Pond—Symphony in Green

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Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2007;64(12):1347. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.64.12.1347

In observing nature the European landscape painter appeared to have forgotten the real colour of things; he scarcely saw more than light and shade. . . . The Japanese did not see nature swathed in mourning . . . it appeared to them as coloured and full of light. . . . Among our landscape painters Claude Monet was the first to have the boldness to go as far as the Japanese in the use of colour.—Théodore Duret, 18801(p2)