Beach at Sainte-Adresse
Medium: oil on canvas
Location: The Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA
Dimensions: 75 x 101
Claude Monet spent most of his childhood in Normandy. In the summer of 1867 he painted a number of works en plein air at Sainte-Adresse, including beaches. The pair of paintings Beach and Regatta at Sainte-Adresse
is interesting. The images are the same size and show the same stretch of beach. The first mentioned painting shows a beach at low tide with a group of fishermen talking. The second image then shows the beach after high tide, the sea is full of white sailboats.
Monet painted picture Beach at Sainte-Adresse in 1867. Prevailing color of this fine art print is blue and its shape is landscape. Original size is 75 x 101. This art piece is located in The Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA. This image is printed on demand - you can choose material, size and finishing.Claude Oscar Monet (1840-1926).
A native Parisian, who thoroughly developed the idea of Impressionism
. Monet almost scientifically studied the effect of light on different objects. He devoted himself to so called transitory states, which quickly led him to work with colour and light, his paintings acting on the viewer from the first impression. His use of open-air painting and objects which were special only because of light opened the way for the beginnings of modern painting. Monet’s Impression, Sunrise
(1874) not only gave the name to the whole art movement, but secured Monet a place among the best painters of all times. At one time, he resided in London and created his famous study Houses of Parliament
(Monet wondered, How could the English painters paint Parliament when it cannot be seen for the fog?). In the Giverny
, which became his favourite retreat after the death of his wife, he painted motifs from his garden and the popular series Water Lilies
- the world of the water was as poetic and mysterious as a primordial paradise.