Morning, 1994 Aquatint 47 x 35 1/4 inches Edition: 40 Artist Proofs: 5 Somerset Satin paper Printed by Dorris Simmilink, Chris Sukimoto, and Debra Salopek at Simmelink/Sukimoto Editions, Marina del Rey, CA Published by Simmelink/Sukimoto Editions, Marina del Rey, CA
“There are days when solitude, for someone my age, is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall.”—
"Rouen Cathedral is an extensive series of 33 paintings by Claude Monet, which were executed between 1892 and 1894. The paintings show the Rouen Cathedral in different light situations and sometimes with slight positioning variations. The Rouen Cathedral paintings are hailed as one of the highlights in Monet’s work.
All of the 33 paintings show Rouen Cathedral. In 30 of them Monet painted the cathedral’s front; three paintings show small sections of the cathedral. The Gothic facade is shown in an extreme close-up, though it is no realistic or detailed representation of the building’s architecture. The essential elements of the paintings are rather the reproduction of the buildings interaction with different shades of light and weather conditions…”