50 cm x 70 cm
19.5" x 27.5 cm
About Woman with a Parasol
In Woman with a Parasol – Madame Monet and Her Son (1875), Claude Monet demonstrates that he is as talented a figure portraitist as a landscape artist. He captures his wife and son in an unexpected moment while walking on a windy summer’s day. Sunlight shines upon her back, while shades of yellow from the flowers below dapple her front.
His signature light and spontaneous brushwork create splashes of color across the canvas: the green of the meadow is reflected in the underside of her parasol; the billowing clouds and swirling skirt of Madame Monet provide a sense of movement against the static figure of Jean, his son, set in background for depth.
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.