The First World War was notably a period of creative impotence as artists struggled to respond to the scale of the horror, with one notable exception, Claude Monet. Struggling with his ever-diminishing vision, he raced to finish his life’s work, creating an extraordinarily vast catalogue of wartime works, far more than any other artist during that period. Between 1914 and Monet’s death a dozen years later in 1926, Monet produced just over 200 paintings, many of which he grouped...

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