Christian von Ehrenfels and Edmund Husserl, to Martin Heidegger and

Maurice Merleau-Ponty. We begin, however, with a topic apparently even

more remote from Freud's metapsychological speculations: the paintings

would conduct a novel experiment in painting, the so-called Series paint-

ings. Beginning with the fifteen Grainstacks, exhibited in 1891, Monet

What, then, was their subject? What was it that Monet sought to realize

currents that will eventually lead us back, equipped with new resources, to our central concern with the theory of the unconscious.