The Seine at Argenteuil
Date: 19th century
Medium: oil on canvas
Location: private collection
Boat races in Argenteuil, located in the northwestern part of Paris, became popular after 1850. On Sundays, this sporting event attracted crowds of people who strolled along the river and watched the races. Claude Monet
lived and worked in Argenteuil from December 1871 to 1878. He painted around 80 paintings from around the Seine River. The painting was painted two years before the Impressionist movement officially came into existence. The work was also painted under natural light. Monet captured the fluidity of the air, the stunning liveliness of the water, and the overall peaceful feeling experienced by Sunday visitors to the Seine during their strolls.
Monet painted picture The Seine at Argenteuil in 19th century. Prevailing color of this fine art print is vivid and its shape is landscape. Original size is . This art piece is located in a private collection 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.