For Monet, the act of creation was always a painful struggle. His obsession with capturing the effects of lighting in nature was much more intense than that of his contemporaries. In his words: ?Skills come and go ? art is always the same: a transposition of nature that requires as much determination as sensibility. I strive and struggle against the sun ? I might as well paint it with gold and precious stones.? A beautiful display of Impressionist work, Great Masters Monet explores the extraordinary paintings of one of the Masters of the 19th century. Monet?s rapid brushstroke style in landscapes and scenes from everyday life illustrates his overall fascination with light and colour.