Impressionism and the Standardization of Time: Claude Monet at Gare Saint-Lazare

  title={Impressionism and the Standardization of Time: Claude Monet at Gare Saint-Lazare},
  author={Andr{\'e} Dombrowski},
  journal={The Art Bulletin},
  pages={120 - 91}
The Impressionist instant was clocked at the center of modern painting at a moment of profound shifts in timekeeping norms and practices. A reevaluation of Claude Monet’s 1877 Gare Saint-Lazare campaign is merited in light of the advancements in synchronized, standard, and national time measures (a process known as the “unification of time”), of which the train station was a key instigator. His group of paintings—showing synced train-schedules, the precisely timed labor of switchmen, and… 
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