Waterloo Bridge, Effect of Sun in the Mist

By Claude Oscar Monet SKU:41517

"Waterloo Bridge, Effect of Sun in the Mist" (1903) is a remarkable example of Claude Monet's Impressionist style. Monet's painting depicts London's Waterloo Bridge, enveloped in atmospheric mist. Not just an image, but a transient moment of natural light and color captured on canvas. Special for its series context, it's one among Monet's extensive Waterloo Bridge works, showing varying weather and time conditions. Monet's dedication to capturing these fleeting impressions elevates this painting to an exceptional position within the genre, symbolizing the true essence of Impressionism.

35 cm

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In Monet’s series of the Waterloo Bridge, “Waterloo Bridge, Effect of Sun in the Mist” stands out for its innovative use of color and light to represent the fleeting impressions of the world around us. This work is a testament to Monet’s dedication to capturing the transient effects of natural light and weather on the landscape.

The painting was created during Monet’s visit to London between 1899 and 1901. The Waterloo Bridge fascinated Monet with its foggy, industrial atmosphere and became the subject of over forty canvases. “Waterloo Bridge, Effect of Sun in the Mist” portrays a scene where the sun is struggling to penetrate the heavy London fog, a visual spectacle that Monet was keen to capture.

Monet’s techniques in this painting are quintessential Impressionist practices. He employs rapid, loose brushstrokes to capture the fleeting effects of light and color, emphasizing the sensory impressions over the physical reality. The Waterloo Bridge is nearly obscured by the mist, with the bridge and its surrounding cityscape rendered in muted blues and purples, punctuated by the bright, yet diffused sunlight.

Monet’s emphasis on natural light and color was a significant departure from the artistic norms of his time. It helped define the Impressionist movement and influenced countless artists who followed in his footsteps. “Waterloo Bridge, Effect of Sun in the Mist” is a true testament to the power of the artist’s perception over the physical world, making it a special and celebrated painting in art history.

Original size:
92 x 65 cm (width x height)
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50 cm
Maximum order width:
183 cm

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