Bordighera, Italy

By Claude Oscar Monet SKU:40576

Bordighera," painted by Claude Monet in 1884 during his visit to Italy, is an exceptional showcase of Impressionism. It captures the luminosity of the Italian Riviera's landscape with its fleeting light and vibrant colors. Monet's innovative technique of broken brushwork and non-traditional composition highlights his progressive approach to art. The painting is special as it marks a pivotal moment in Monet's career, displaying his experimental transition from capturing simple impressions to focusing on atmospheric effects, establishing him as a pioneer in the Impressionist movement.

41 cm

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The painting “Bordighera” by Claude Monet is an exquisite example of the renowned French Impressionist’s extraordinary talent and vision. Painted in 1884 during one of Monet’s pivotal periods of exploration and experimentation, this artwork showcases his fascination with the interaction of light, color, and nature.

Bordighera, a vibrant Italian town located on the coast of the Ligurian Sea, captivated Monet with its unique light and landscape. The town is known for its exotic plants and vibrant, colorful gardens, making it an ideal subject for an Impressionist painter like Monet, who was deeply interested in capturing the fleeting changes of natural light and color in his paintings.

In “Bordighera,” Monet brilliantly portrays the sun-drenched landscape with his characteristic vibrant palette and loose brushstrokes. His fascination with capturing the interplay of light and shadow is evident in the painting, where the sky, vegetation, and architecture blend harmoniously, creating a sense of depth and atmosphere. This technique reflects the core of Impressionism, emphasizing the perception and experience of the artist over an exact depiction of reality.

What makes “Bordighera” particularly special is the unique circumstances under which it was created. Monet embarked on a trip to Italy in early 1884, intending to paint a series of works depicting the region. Instead of staying in one place, he traveled extensively and even built a temporary studio in Bordighera to capture the unique light and color of the locale in different times and seasons.

This immersive experience not only shaped “Bordighera” but also impacted Monet’s future work, including his iconic series paintings such as the “Water Lilies” and “Haystacks.” In these, like in “Bordighera,” Monet aimed to portray the changing impressions of the same scene under different lighting and weather conditions.

Original size:
73 x 60 cm (width x height)
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Minimal order width:
50 cm
Maximum order width:
183 cm

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