différence & répétition

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The Impressionists were concerned with the momentary, passing effects of light. […] In front of a Monet landscape we become aware of the hour of the day and the season of the year. In front of a Vermeer woman exactly turning her head, reading a letter, pouring milk, trying on a necklace in the mirror, raising a glass, we become aware of the flow of time itself. That is why the light seems like water.

— John Berger, “The Painter in His Studio”
The Impressionists were concerned with the momentary, passing effects of light. […] In front of a Monet landscape we become aware of the hour of the day and the season of the year. In front of a Vermeer woman exactly turning her head, reading a letter, pouring milk, trying on a necklace in the mirror, raising a glass, we become aware of the flow of time itself.
 
That is why the light seems like water.
— John Berger, “The Painter in His Studio”