Monet & the 4 Trees

The 4 trees is one of Claude Monet‘s famous paintings. I need to do a project on it but I also found some useful comments on copyright on the wikipedia page hosting the image.

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Four Trees : Claude Monet (PD)

I have a printed copy hanging on my wall. It seems much pinker than one above and when I was looking for a digital version the colours all seem different. I am curious if this is because he did a bunch or because digitising colour is very technology dependant. I was also unaware that Impressionism was named after this picture called Impression Sunrise. This too appears in many images on the internet, each with slightly differing colours.

Impression Sunrise : Claude Monet (PD)

This is now displayed at the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris, while Four Tress is in the Met in NYC.

A personal fascination became apparent when I discovered under US Law and the Berne treaties, a faithful photograph of two dimensional pictures do not create a new copyright and thus all the photos of Monet’s art are Public Domain since he died in 1926 and the copyright expired in 2006. …

Here’s a slide show of some I found,


Here are some more, from a google search, …

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