Windmills in Holland

By Claude Oscar Monet SKU:41528

"Windmills in Holland," painted by Claude Monet in 1871, is a remarkable piece representing the Impressionist era. This artwork captures the ephemeral, transient nature of light on the Dutch landscape with vivid, bold brushstrokes, demonstrating Monet's mastery of color and ambiance. The painting stands out as one of the few Monet pieces showcasing Dutch scenery, and the windmill – a ubiquitous symbol of Holland – is intriguingly depicted against the backdrop of a transformative sky, adding a distinctive character to his oeuvre.

32 cm

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Total € 275

“Windmills in Holland” is a celebrated artwork by the famed French artist, Claude Monet. The painting was created in 1871, during a time when Monet was refining his distinctive style that later came to epitomize the Impressionist movement. Monet’s visit to Holland provided him with unique, fresh inspiration and a different perspective that can be clearly seen in this painting.

Windmills, a common sight in the Dutch landscape, are the main focus of this piece. The painting beautifully captures the interaction of the natural world with man-made structures. The large, imposing windmills are set against a vast, clear sky, a quintessential scene in the Dutch countryside.

Monet’s technique in “Windmills in Holland” is of particular note. He employed short brush strokes and a vibrant palette to capture the changing light and weather conditions, a hallmark of his and the Impressionist style. The manner in which Monet represented the windmills, the sky, and their reflections in the water, gives the viewer a feeling of a moment in time, vividly captured on canvas.

One reason why “Windmills in Holland” is considered a special painting is due to the way it captures a time and place so distinctively. It represents a crucial stage in Monet’s development as an artist, demonstrating his shift towards the Impressionist style that would later define his career.

Original size:
71 x 46 cm (width x height)
Art style:
Minimal order width:
50 cm
Maximum order width:
183 cm

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