|Although Verstraeten never painted water lilies, Monet was not the only Impressionist to have his own garden.
|Verstraeten's brand of Impressionism bordered very closely to what we might call Abstract Impressionism.
|One might be tempted to say Verstraeten looked a lot
like Santa Claus the day after Christmas; but in fact, he
also bore a strong resemblance to Claude Monet.
|Verstraeten seems influenced by the thoroughly British clouds of John Constable seasoned by a bit of Turner, van Gogh, and Monet.
|Like Monet, Verstraeten often
|The title is unknown but German and Austrian influences are plainly evident.
|The Despairs of Peacocks in the Snow, Edmond Verstraeten
|Verstraeten paints "effets de la neige", a favorite of Monet also.
|During the latter years of his life, Verstraeten began posing family members in his garden.
|Nice Nightlights, Edmond Verstraeten.
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