Cliffs at Etretat, by Monet. 🎨 This work is one of the6/3/2021, 9:01:15 AM
Cliffs at Etretat, by Monet. 🎨 This work is one of the many undertaken by the artist on the stretch of the Normandy coastline, depicting the chalkstone arches in the area. The magnificent scenery of the region was popular among other Impressionists and tourists for its great theatrical quality. Monet would often work on several canvases at once, switching between works depending on weather conditions. These are an excellent example of Monet’s exceptional skill in capturing the essence of the landscape in all its natural glory. 👨🎨 Oscar-Claude Monet (French, 1840-1936) was one the leading Impressionists and one of the great innovators of history of art. His early works are academic and realistic, but he soon deviated towards Impressionism, which in fact worsened his economic situation. He persisted in that hazardous path and took part in the official exhibitions of the group. His career was promoted by the dealer Paul Durand-Ruel, but his financial situation remained in distress until the mid-1890s. Then Monet developed the concept of “series”, in which the same motif is painted repeatedly with different lighting, greatly contributing to colour theory and early photography. At the same time, he worked in his garden in Giverny, where his water lily ponds would bring him worldwide recognition. His boat-study became an artistic institution in own right. 📐Height: 65 cm (25.60 in). Width: 81.1 cm (31.9 in). Oil on canvas, 1885. 🏛Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. @clarkart What do you think about this? Share and follow @monteroneart for a daily 🎨!