Imitation as we all know is the greatest form of flattery, so if the revered likes of Impressionist royalty, Monet was still alive today it’s fair to assume he’d be pretty gobsmacked by John Myatt. Well, recently that is.
A few years back he’d be chasing him for a cut of his ill-gotten gains from a short spell as a notorious forger. Myatt was/is a contemporary artist who specialises in landscapes, floral and figurative, just like Monet did. Very much just like Monet did, truth be told.
But after turning his back on crime, Myatt has gone from strength to strength, and built a solid reputation as a serious (and legit) artist with a penchant for creating the artistic likeness of a collection of the old masters.
‘Giverny Reflections III’ is a pictorial point in question. What Myatt does so successfully is envisage what Monet might have done had he elected to paint another subject matter/perspective, which he’s executed to aplomb here, in this hand-embellished, limited edition giclee composition, which is presented both individually numbered and signed by the artist. The artist being resolutely John Myatt we hasten to add for legal reasons.