Bridge at Argenteuil
Medium: oil on canvas
Location: Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France
Dimensions: 60 x 80
Monet worked for a long time on the composition of this painting. It is a careful and deep study of the movement of water and light. The water near the viewer is calm, while ripples appear in the middle of the water surface. At the opposite shore, the surface calms down again and reflects the objects on the shore. In Argenteuil, Monet discovered and developed his passion for the play of light and color offered by water. To get a better vantage point and simplify perspective, he had a special boat built for him, which he turned into a floating studio, where he often worked in the company of Pierre Renoir
and occasionally Édouard Manet
. Sometimes he omitted certain elements that he considered unaesthetic, such as the pollution of the Seine.
Monet painted picture Bridge at Argenteuil in 1874. Prevailing color of this fine art print is vivid and its shape is landscape. Original size is 60 x 80. This art piece is located in Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France. 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.