Argenteuil, Late Afternoon

By Claude Oscar Monet SKU:41313

"Monet - Argenteuil, Late Afternoon" is a remarkable painting created by Claude Monet in 1873. It belongs to the Impressionist art style, characterized by vibrant brushstrokes, fleeting light, and a focus on capturing the essence of a moment. What makes this painting special is its portrayal of the peaceful French town of Argenteuil during the fading light of the day. Monet skillfully captures the interplay of color, atmosphere, and reflection on water, transporting viewers to a serene world. The painting's delicate beauty and ability to evoke emotions make it a treasured masterpiece in art history.

37 cm

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Monet’s painting “Argenteuil, Late Afternoon” is a remarkable masterpiece created in 1873 that holds great significance in the art world. This iconic work showcases Monet’s profound understanding of light, color, and atmosphere, while also highlighting his influential role in the Impressionist movement.

“Argenteuil, Late Afternoon” captures a serene scene of the town of Argenteuil, located on the banks of the Seine River near Paris, during the enchanting hours of dusk. The painting depicts a tranquil waterfront view, with sailboats gliding across the shimmering water and the distinctive architecture of the town in the background.

Monet’s brushstrokes, characterized by loose and expressive marks, beautifully convey the fleeting nature of light and the atmosphere surrounding the scene. The artist employs a vibrant color palette, using bold and contrasting hues to depict the play of light on the water and the surrounding elements. The reflections in the river and the overall ethereal quality of the painting lend it a sense of harmony and tranquility.

This particular painting is significant for several reasons. Firstly, it exemplifies Monet’s dedication to capturing the essence of a specific moment in time, with a focus on natural light and its effect on the surroundings. This approach was a departure from the traditional art conventions of the time and became a defining characteristic of Impressionism.

Furthermore, “Argenteuil, Late Afternoon” represents Monet’s recurring theme of nature and its interaction with human presence. The depiction of the sailboats and town architecture juxtaposed with the serene waters creates a harmonious blend of man-made structures and the natural environment, a common motif in Monet’s works.

In terms of its historical significance, “Argenteuil, Late Afternoon” is part of Monet’s extensive series of paintings featuring Argenteuil. This town held personal importance for the artist as it was where he lived for a significant period and where he drew inspiration for many of his works.

Original size:
81 x 60 cm (width x height)
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183 cm

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