Like many, I first fell in love with the dreamy pastel-coloured paintings of Claude Monet at a university poster sale. Water lilies gilded my apartment walls for years. I still love these soft pretty paintings, but it's the dark and moody ones that have grown into my bones.
Here are five of my favorite "dark" impressionist paintings. There are many others. I love the contrast of light and dark, the saturated blues, the stark quiet scenes...
Le Boulevard de Clichy, par un temps de neige 1876
Claude Monet Rough Sea at Etretat, 1868-69