Rue Saint-Denis, Festivities of 30 June, 1878

By Claude Oscar Monet SKU:40602

"Rue Saint-Denis, Festivities of 30 June, 1878" by Claude Monet is a beautiful embodiment of the Impressionist style. Painted in 1878, it captures the vibrant celebrations of the French Republic's annual Fête de la Saint-Louis. Monet's ingenious use of light and color masterfully illustrates the energetic atmosphere of the bustling street scene. It's particularly special as it epitomizes the transient effects of light, a signature of Impressionism, while reflecting the socio-political context of the time, a rarity in Monet's oeuvre. It's a unique fusion of historical documentation and artistic innovation.

21 cm

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“Monet – Rue Saint-Denis, Festivities of 30 June, 1878” is an exemplary piece by Claude Monet, a master of the French Impressionist movement. The painting was created in the year 1878, marking a significant era in the artist’s creative journey. This composition is not just a painting, but a snapshot of the historical context that played out in 19th-century France.

The work itself captures a unique spectacle that occurred on June 30, 1878, in Paris. This date marked the “Fête de la Paix,” or Festival of Peace, which was a grand public celebration of peace following the end of the Franco-Prussian War and the Commune’s insurrection.

Claude Monet chose Rue Saint-Denis as the location for this painting, a bustling street in Paris. The canvas is awash with vibrant color and movement, capturing the dynamic nature of the celebration. The multitude of flags and banners fluttering in the air, the bustle of the crowd, the architecture of the Parisian buildings, all blend to produce a kaleidoscopic scene, a hallmark of Impressionism.

Monet was known for his innovative use of color and light to capture the transient effects of natural light on the environment. This painting is no exception, with the artist beautifully rendering the festive atmosphere and the play of light on the figures and buildings.

This work is special because of its divergence from Monet’s typical subject matter. Renowned for his landscapes and scenes of nature, Monet, with this painting, displayed his adeptness at capturing urban life with equal finesse.

The painting also provides a snapshot of a specific historical moment, imbued with national sentiment and post-war relief. This blend of history, emotion, and artistic innovation makes “Monet – Rue Saint-Denis, Festivities of 30 June, 1878” a truly unique piece in the realm of Impressionist art.

Original size:
62 x 33 cm (width x height)
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122 cm

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