Monet Wins At Tate

The exhibition is a study in influence and dialogue - but when you put great artists side by side, the urge to compare and judge is irresistible. Who is the true master of light and atmosphere, the authentic prophet of the sun? I'd have laid money on Turner in a straight fight with any impressionist. But the fact is that Monet outstrips Turner on the Romantic genius's chosen ground - Monet is the enigmatic genius. His light makes Turner's look cosy. Spacious, intelligent and only occasionally irritating, this is the best historical exhibition at Millbank since it became Tate Britain. What a shame it is a walkover for the Frenchman. Turner Whistler Monet - Tate Britain, London For the full story - click the title Irish Art