Poplars on the Banks of the River Epte

By Claude Oscar Monet SKU:41375

"Poplars on the Banks of the River Epte" is an iconic 1891 painting by Claude Monet, embodying the spirit of French Impressionism. Monet captures transient light effects through his quick, loose brushwork, portraying the vibrant poplar trees along the River Epte in different seasons and times of day. The series is unique in its exploration of a single motif, showcasing Monet's innovative approach to perception, color, and form. A testament to nature's mutable beauty, this painting underscores Monet's profound influence on the evolution of modern art.

50 cm

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If you’re intrigued by the captivating nature of Impressionist art, it’s impossible to overlook the brilliant work of French painter Claude Monet. One of his most notable works, “Poplars on the Banks of the River Epte,” was painted in 1891, highlighting Monet’s ingenious ability to capture the subtleties of natural light and its interaction with the environment.

The series of “Poplars on the Epte” is a demonstration of Monet’s passion for painting en plein air, directly under the open sky, which was an integral part of the Impressionist movement. This specific painting represents a time of day when the sun is overhead, illuminating the poplar trees that line the River Epte, which was close to Monet’s home in Giverny.

The painting holds special significance due to its depiction of the fleeting effects of light, a characteristic aspect of the Impressionist style. Monet masterfully presented the same scene under various lighting conditions and at different times of the day, thus capturing the continual transformation of nature.

With this painting, Monet wanted to illustrate his perception of natural phenomena, rather than just realistically portraying the trees and river. His utilization of loose brushstrokes and unblended colors demonstrates this, creating an almost abstract image that brilliantly captures the essence of the scene.

Another element that makes “Poplars on the Banks of the River Epte” special is the story behind its creation. To paint the series, Monet actually bought the poplar trees to prevent them from being cut down before he completed his works. This anecdote not only testifies to the artist’s commitment but also his intimate connection with the landscapes he painted.

Original size:
82 x 81.5 cm (width x height)
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Minimal order width:
50 cm
Maximum order width:
183 cm

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