The Undergrowth in the Forest of Saint-Germain, Claude Monet, 1882 Monet paintings really loose their luster and glow when in a picture. To see the real painting is gloriously enlightening. They literally glow with layers of paint doing a convincing 'impression' of light.
Georges Seurat (French, 1859–1891). The Forest at Pontaubert, 1881. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Gift of Raymonde Paul, in memory of her brother, C. Michael Paul, by exchange, 1985 (1985.237) | Seurat spent two months in the late summer and early fall of 1881 in Pontaubert, a village in the Cousin Valley southeast of Paris frequented by Daubigny, Corot, and other Barbizon artists.