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Greg Mankiw points to the following quotation from John Hicks:
"Of all great economists, Mr. Keynes is probably the most Impressionist; the General Theory, in particular, needs to be read at a distance, not worrying too much about detail, but looking principally at the general effect."

The Monetary Theory of D.H. Robertson", 1942, Economica
My take: In case you like art and worry about detail, you might garner some inspiration from this painting:

masstax

Quentin Massys (1465–1530), The Tax Collectors


If I had to think of an impressionist painting that reminds me most of Keynes and the aftermath of fiscal illusion, I'd probably go with L'Absinthe by Edgar Degas.

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