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Spent a lazy Sunday afternoon at the Getty, mostly looking at a handful of Monets. Aside from being beautiful, they’re amazing glimpses into visual processing into the human brain. Impressionism is, at its core, lossy compression, right? (To digress a bit, I look at Impressionism as a reaction against photography, which says to itself “Look, […]

Monet’s Lilies Shuddering


Monet never knew he was painting his “Lilies” for a lady from the Chicago Art Institute who went to France and filmed today’s lilies by the “Bridge at Giverny” a leaf afloat among them the film of which now flickers at the entrance to his framed visions with a Debussy piano soundtrack flooding with a […]