|Vision is of paramount importance
to artists. However, some of the greatest works of the Impressionist painters
been achieved as a result of poor eyesight according to an article in the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience (2003) by
Professor Noel Dan, an Australian neurosurgeon. He said the condition may explain the characteristic soft lines, lack of
detail and vibrant colour of the works of Impressionists such as Monet, Renoir and Degas. He also mentioned that another
consequence of myopia is an emphasis on red, as the blue end of the visual spectrum is focused shorter than the red,
resulting in the myopic seeing red more clearly than blues.