Sunday, April 13, 2008

Monet "Road to Vetheuil"

The Phillips Collection is incredibly rich according to artist Jay Rolfe. It was the first museum of modern art, opening in 1921, just 8 years after the famous Armory Show of 1913 in NYC which introduced modern art to the US. Ironically, Duncan Phillips wrote a scathing review of the Armory Show, with nothing good to say and pointed insults to specific artists he later collected. It took him all of 5 years to change his mind and begin collecting modern art.

The photo of the day is one of Jay Rolfe's many favorites from the collection, Claude Monet's 1879 painting "Road to Vetheuil." It's a beautiful landscape full of light and shadow.

This is the latest step of artist Jay Rolfe on his Journey From Starving Artist To 21st Century Picasso. You may view some of Jay Rolfe's signature style, his innovative 3-D Shaped Stretched Canvas paintings, on his website at

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