Rapacity

by Christos Polydorou

Claude Monet liked to paint directly from nature, setting up his easel beside a haystack or a pool of water-lilies, and standing there painting, subjected to the vacillations of the weather, resigned, stoic, for hours. He was one of few painters with the patience for this sort of technique; arguably the process gave us what we now still look upon with as much awe as nature itself.
Claude Monet's Le Printemps.
Subversion of the word: rapacity, a noun, which means, aggressive greed, here I hoped to subvert the negative connotations of the word by alluding to Claude Monet, the French Impressionist painter, and the rapacious passion with which he painted, until the very, very end, of his miraculous life.

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