“Despite my extremely modest prices, dealers and art lovers are turning their backs on me. It is very depressing to see the lack of interest shown in an art object which has no market value” — Claude Monet
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Claude Monet was expressing frustration that despite setting very low, modest prices for his artworks, dealers and collectors were showing little interest in purchasing them. Even though his paintings were priced affordably, the works “had no market value” in the sense that there was lack of demand from art professionals and lovers at the time.
Monet felt depressed by the lack of appreciation or validation for his artistic creations when the market did not value them, even when he priced them accessibly. This quote provides insight into the struggles of an artist who was not yet commercially successful despite setting competitive prices for his paintings.