Vetheuil at Sunset

By Claude Oscar Monet SKU:41486

"Vétheuil at Sunset" (1880) by Claude Monet is a remarkable artwork capturing the Impressionist's distinct approach to capturing light and atmosphere. The painting features Monet's tranquil village of Vétheuil under an intensely fiery sunset. This masterpiece diverges from realistic representation, emphasizing instead ephemeral visual impressions with loose, fleeting brushwork. The sunset's fiery hues blended with the landscape highlight Monet's pioneering exploration of color as an expressive tool, and the transformational role of light in altering perception of the natural world. This unique approach makes "Vétheuil at Sunset" a pivotal work in Impressionist art.

42 cm

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The magical painting titled “Vetheuil at Sunset” is the handiwork of renowned French artist Claude Monet. Crafted in 1880, this exquisite piece is an exceptional representation of Monet’s mastery over light and color, making it a very special and sought-after work in the art world.

Claude Monet, who is widely regarded as the pioneer of the Impressionist movement, was known for his distinctive style of capturing the transient effects of natural light. “Vetheuil at Sunset,” painted during his years living in Vetheuil, a small town in the French region of Île-de-France, perfectly encapsulates this.

Monet’s “Vetheuil at Sunset” is a mesmerizing blend of vibrant hues, depicting a sublime sunset over the Seine. The image focuses on the atmospheric changes occurring in the sky and on the river’s surface. His use of quick, loose brushstrokes and vivid colors creates a stunning sensory experience that conveys the changing perception of light as the sun sets.

The uniqueness of this painting lies in its ability to encapsulate the fleeting beauty of a specific moment, a characteristic trait of the Impressionist style. Monet has beautifully rendered the ephemeral beauty of the sunset and its reflection on the waters, creating a radiant play of light and shadow.

“Vetheuil at Sunset” exemplifies Monet’s dedication to painting ‘en plein air’ (in the open air), a practice central to the Impressionist movement. He aimed to truthfully and directly portray the sensory effect of the landscape and changing light conditions on the human eye, abandoning the traditional studio environment.

Original size:
62 x 52 cm (width x height)
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Minimal order width:
50 cm
Maximum order width:
183 cm

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