World renowned painter John Myatt takes the journey to the Mediterranean that Monet never did, to give us a glimpse of the paintings that might have been…
Having previously served a prison sentence for his part in ‘the greatest art fraud of the 20th century’, John Myatt has gone on to become a hugely popular contemporary artist in his own right. Gaining attention from both national and international media and with plans for a Hollywood movie of his life in the pipeline, Myatt's profile as an art forger turned legitimate painter continues to grow.
"Monet was the founder of Impressionism. Anyone who takes their paints and easel outside today is in his debt. "
- John Myatt
John Myatt's new collection takes inspiration from the late, great, Claude Monet, widely recognised as Impressionism's greatest exponent. Almost two years in the making, the new body of work entitled ‘Monet in Majorca’ was painted directly from nature, when Myatt spent time in Majorca, and finished in his studio. Taking great influence from Monet in his choice of subject and composition, Myatt captures both the tranquility and the rugged drama of the Majorcan coastline and countryside, much like Monet's paintings of the South of France.
"Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love."
– Claude Monet