Woman with a Parasol, Facing Left

By Claude Oscar Monet SKU:45064

Claude Monet's 'Woman with a Parasol, Facing Left' (1886) exemplifies Impressionism with its evocative use of light, color, and rapid brushwork. The painting captures his wife Camille, immortalizing a fleeting moment in nature. Monet’s unique skill lies in his rendering of the subject and the landscape as integral parts of each other, defying traditional portraits. The parasol, a recurring motif, symbolizes bourgeois leisure, enhancing the painting's special aura. It is a vivid testimony to Monet's mastery of depicting atmospheric conditions and his ongoing exploration of the subjective experience of nature.

60 cm

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Claude Monet, a French Impressionist artist, crafted the incredible masterpiece known as “Woman with a Parasol – Facing Left” in 1886. This painting has since become a shining emblem of Monet’s legacy and is widely recognized as an epitome of the Impressionist movement.

The Woman with a Parasol – Facing Left is especially captivating due to Monet’s exceptional ability to capture light and movement. His signature loose brushstrokes portray the woman’s garments and the parasol fluttering in the wind, while the bright and airy hues portray a sunny day in an open field. The subject of the painting, a woman holding a parasol or sunshade, is speculated to be Monet’s wife, Camille, often seen in his other works as well.

This painting is a counterpiece to another work by Monet titled “Woman with a Parasol – Facing Right”. These two pieces are believed to be companion paintings, providing two different perspectives of the same scene, hence showing Monet’s innovative approach to painting.

What sets “Woman with a Parasol – Facing Left” apart is the immersive experience it creates for the viewer. The viewer is drawn into the scene, the movement of the wind and the fleeting moment captured so expertly that one can almost feel the breeze and hear the rustling of the fabric.

The ability of this painting to encapsulate the very essence of Impressionism — the focus on light, color, and the instantaneous — is what makes it truly special. It is not just a painting; it is an experience, an emotion, and a snapshot of a moment in time.

Original size:
88 x 131 cm (width x height)
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Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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