Saturday, May 13, 2000
Monet replicas are everywhere. You see them in offices, elevators and yes, even McDonald's restaurants. Has it ever occurred to you why such an excellent artist as Monet had to be contented on seeing his works displayed along side Ronald McDonald? The answer is simple really: it's inoffensive and bland. Much like a Big Mac or McChicken is bland, a Monet doesn't really stand out. It may look great to the art critic's eye, but for the rest of civilization, it's nothing more than a piece of decoration: greatly unnoticed, ignored and never appreciated. What a Monet replica is in the world of furniture, is what the Mitsubishi Lancer GSR is in the world of automobiles.