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


Seascape


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