Claude Monet, Nympheas, Musée Marmottan Monet, 1916, Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.
Édouard Manet, Portrait of Stéphane Mallarmé, Musée d'Orsay, 1876, To paint, not the thing, but the effect which it produces. (Mallarmé on his poetry, 1864)

My name is Modernist. I use the same name at Wikipedia.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, The Large Bathers, 1887, nothing but an icy loneliness that fills the head with emptiness and the heart with sadness. Erik Satie on model Suzanne Valadon at the end of their love affair

I am particularly interested in 19th century, 20th century and Contemporary art.

Some pages I've worked on, or contributed to: