A Spot on the Banks of the Seine

By Claude Oscar Monet SKU:41305

Claude Monet's "A Spot on the Banks of the Seine" (1864) is a quintessential example of Impressionism, marked by its fleeting portrayal of light and atmosphere. Monet's bold brushwork and vibrant palette capture the ephemeral beauty of the Seine's bank. It's special because this painting predates the official beginning of the Impressionist movement (1874), foretelling Monet's pioneering role. The serene scenery also reflects Monet's passion for plein air painting, a style of capturing the landscape on-site, making it a vital contribution to landscape art.

29 cm

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“Monet – A Spot on the Banks of the Seine” is a mesmerizing masterpiece that adds to the treasure trove of Impressionism, painted in 1869. This piece marks a significant phase in Monet’s creative journey, presenting a blend of breathtaking landscapes and subtle changes in weather and light, which later became trademarks of his work.

As the title suggests, this painting portrays a serene spot on the banks of the River Seine. Monet captured this scene with his signature style, incorporating dashes and blobs of color that collectively represent the transient effects of sunlight and shadows on the landscape. This innovative style made Monet one of the pioneers of the Impressionist movement, marking “A Spot on the Banks of the Seine” as an early testament to the art style that revolutionized the art world.

The year 1869 was significant in Monet’s career as it was during this time he started to experiment with capturing the changing moods of nature. The painting also represents Monet’s personal circumstances at the time. He had little money and was living in precarious conditions, and yet his commitment to his art was undeterred, making this piece a testament to the artist’s resilience and passion.

Furthermore, “A Spot on the Banks of the Seine” is significant because it reflects Monet’s fascination with water, a theme that he would explore more intensely in his later works, including his iconic Water Lilies series.

Original size:
100.5 x 73.4 cm (width x height)
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40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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