Monet Rising: Spanish Street Artist Pejac's Impressionist Tribute On A Ship

October 8, 2014 2:57 PM

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The clusters of barnacles on the corroded hull of the old ship form the rocky shoreline in this impressionistic tribute to Monet by the Spanish street artist Pejac. Here on the shores of Cantabria in northern Spain, he bobs in the low tide while recreating a scene from a hundred forty or so years earlier over the harbor of Le Havre, France.

He says the tide alternately hides and reveals the work to passing vessels depending on the day. The original Monet work, 'Impression, Sunrise" was the inspiration for the very term Impressionism that was eventually applied to an entire movement of French painters who eschewed the rigidity of realis...

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