French painting

Sunrise. Impression, Claude Monet - description of the painting

  • Author: Claude Monet
  • Museum: Marmottan-Monet Museum, Paris
  • Year: 1873
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Description of the picture:

Sunrise. Impression - Claude Monet. 1873. Oil on canvas. 48x63

The picture with the original name "Sea" was prepared for a great future. Despite the clearly deduced date 72, Monet was mistaken, since the work was written in 1873 in Le Havre, where a wonderful view of the port opened from the window of a small hotel.
In 1874, the painting was preparing for the exhibition of the Anonymous Society of Artists, and at the very last moment Monet changed the name, which will define the whole direction of painting - "Impression. Sunrise".
Amazing canvas gives rise to many emotions. Fragmentary examination reveals a certain negligence - fast technique, small strokes, figures are barely outlined. However, innovation was that the artist did not copy reality, did not strive for authenticity, but transferred his impression of what he saw onto the canvas. Master demonstrates the inextricable relationship between blue water and sunrise. It is very difficult to visually separate the sky and the sea, to the horizon all the colors merge. In the center of attention is a small red disk of the sun and bright flashes that lie on uneven lines on the ribbed surface of the sea.
All 165 canvases, exhibited along with the "Sunrise" from the famous photographer Nadar, were heavily criticized. A society brought up on traditional subjects and canons of painting were incomprehensible to the lack of clear lines, colorful colors and a strange subject of paintings. "Impressive" artists with irony and mockery call them the magazine "Shari-vari", referring to the picture of Monet, which does not upset the younger generation at all (unless Degas was unhappy). Since then, they themselves call themselves "impressionists" (from the French. Impression), proclaiming the freedom of the artist from any postulates and opinions of society.
Despite the fact that the exhibition was not successful, a number of paintings, including the “Impression”, were bought, albeit for little money. Monet's masterpiece was at Ernest Oshad. In 1985, the picture was stolen from the Marmottan Museum in Paris, and only five years later it was found. In 1991, she was again presented to the public.

Other paintings by Claude Monet

Station Saint-Lazare
Terrace in Saint Andresse
Lady in the garden of Saint Andress
Haystack near Giverny
The house of the customs officer in Varangeville
Basile and Camilla
Seine shore. Vetoy
Capuchin Boulevard
A corner of the garden in Montgeron
Breakfast on the grass
Holland Tulips
Women in the garden
Houses of Parliament in London
Lady with umbrella
Haystack at Giverny
Water lilies
Water lilies
Pond with water lilies
Artist's Garden in Giverny

Watch the video: Impression, Sunrise Monet (October 2019).