"lily-shaped depression in the ice, like a Monet painting"


Impression: Sunrise
Public DomainImpression, Sunrise

Claude Monet (1840 – 1926) is considered the foremost painter of the French Impressionist movement, famous for his depiction of light, particularly on water. One of his masterpieces is Waterlilies, renowned for its changing evocation of water; another is Impression, Sunrise (above), after which the movement was named. The snow in Antarctica is an icy inland sea and the dappling of light on the frozen ripples is reminscent of his painting.


Four skiers
Permission Granted by Copyright Owner for Use on Book DrumFour skiers - Credit: Martin Hartley