The Red Boats, Argenteuil

By Claude Oscar Monet SKU:40729

"The Red Boats, Argenteuil" is a captivating artwork by Claude Monet, painted in 1875. Epitomizing Impressionism, it captures the ephemeral play of light and color on water with swift brushstrokes. What sets this painting apart is Monet's bold use of the color red for the boats, creating an eye-catching contrast against the tranquility of Argenteuil. This piece showcases Monet's mastery in transforming a simple scene into a sublime blend of reality and the artist's perception, making it an essential contribution to Impressionist art.

37 cm

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Claude Monet’s “The Red Boats, Argenteuil” is a captivating painting and an integral piece of his vast artistic collection. Painted in 1875, this artwork vividly portrays the impressionist style that Monet is renowned for, showcasing his talent in capturing the effects of light and the subtleties of color.

Monet’s painting presents an idyllic scene from the town of Argenteuil, situated on the banks of the River Seine near Paris. During the 1870s, Argenteuil was a popular retreat for Parisians, including many artists. Monet lived there from 1871 to 1878 and was inspired by the natural beauty and changing moods of the river scene.

“The Red Boats, Argenteuil” specifically features several moored sailboats bathed in sunlight with their reflections shimmering in the waters of the Seine. The color palette, predominantly red and blue, strikes a balance between intensity and tranquility. The brushstrokes are characteristic of Monet’s style, spontaneous and energetic yet still maintaining a sense of control.

The painting is special not just because of its visual appeal, but also because it reflects the artistic philosophy of the Impressionist movement. Impressionists aimed to paint modern life and capture fleeting moments, using loose brushwork and vivid colors to convey the impression of light and atmosphere. “The Red Boats, Argenteuil” perfectly embodies this ethos, demonstrating Monet’s ability to transform an ordinary scene into a memorable snapshot of time.

Original size:
82.5 x 61.8 cm (width x height)
Art style:
Minimal order width:
50 cm
Maximum order width:
182 cm

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