Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Monet, Poplars and Water Lilies

Pioppi in Autunno (coll. privata)

The Pavé de Chailly, 1865

The Business Harbor, 1874

The Small Arm of the Seine at Mosseaux, Evening, 1878

The frost, 1885

Poplars on the Epte, 1891

Poplars on the Epte, 1891

This is a work from Monet’s celebrated series of poplar paintings made between the spring and autumn of 1891, the year after he had settled in Giverny. He used a boat as a floating studio and captured beautifully the shimmering effects of sunlight on water. The trees were ready to be sold for timber, but Monet, in partnership with a timber merchant, bought the trees at auction so that he could continue painting them.

Maison de pêcheur au Petit Ailly


Path in the Forest, 1865

The Sheltered Path, 1873

The Road Bridge at Argenteuil, 1874

La Promenade d’Argenteuil, un soir d’hiver, 1875

Sunset on the Seine at Lavacourt, Winter Effect 1880

The Artist’s Garden at Vétheuil, 1881 (detail)

Palm Tree at Bordighera, 1884

Rowing boat on the Seine at Jeufosse, 1884

Anemones and Tulips in a Blue Vase, 1885

Étretat, the Manneporte at Low Tide circa 1885

Antibes, 1888

Champ d’avoine (Oat Field), 1890 (cropped)

The Seine at Port-Villez, 1894

La Seine à Port-Villez, 1894

Claude Monet - Houses in the Snow, Norway (1895)

Claude Monet - Mount Kolsaas, 1895

Islands at Port-Villez, 1897

La Baie de Monaco

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