70 cm x 50 cm
27.5" x 19.5"
About Garden at Sainte-Adresse
Painted by Impressionist master Claude Monet in 1867, Garden at Sainte-Adresse captures a picturesque scene from a summer spent in the seaside resort town on the English Channel, near Le Havre (France). This wonderful representation of an idyllic family gathering combines smooth, traditionally rendered areas with brilliant passages of rapid, distinct brushwork and bursts of color.
In a nod to Japanese prints, Monet paints the terrace, sea, and sky as three distinct bands of bright color from an elevated viewpoint, thus emphasizing the painting’s two-dimensionality. He creates important color associations, such as linking red in the flags with the red flowers, and blue at the top of the sky with the lilac blue hues in the flower beds.
About Claude Monet
One of the most inspirational and influential artists of any era, 19th-century French Impressionist Claude Monet forged an entirely new direction for the art world by developing a unique style that strove to capture on canvas the very act of perceiving nature. His experimentation with natural scenes and the ever-changing nature of light and color created atmospheres that were both magical and recognizable.