The Bridge at Argenteuil

78.1 x 97.8 x 4.7 cm framed

Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon

About Claude Monet

A founding member of the Impressionist movement in the late 1800s, Claude Monet was interested in direct observation and perceptual study, particularly depicting the effects of light and shadow on color. A proponent of en plein air painting, Monet is most famous for his series depicting haystacks (1891), poplars (1892), the Rouen Cathedral (1894), and water lilies (1910-20). In each series, Monet painted the same site repeatedly, recording how the appearance changed as the light shifted. His final mural-sized paintings depicting the pond on his Giverny estate feature water lilies and water emerging from almost-abstract compositions of broad strokes of bright color and intricately built-up textures. Shortly after Monet died at age 86, the French government installed his last water-lilies series in specially constructed galleries at the Orangerie in Paris, where they remain today.

French, 1840-1926, Paris, France, based in Argenteuil, France, Vétheuil, France and Giverny, France

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Monet: The Early Years, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth
2015
Monet - Lost in Translation, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Aarhus
2015
2010
Claude Monet: Late Work, Gagosian Gallery, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Monet: The Early Years, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth
2015
Monet - Lost in Translation, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Aarhus
2010
Claude Monet: Late Work, Gagosian Gallery, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
2016
East Building Permanent Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Washington
2016
2016
Highlights from Kunstmuseum Bern, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern
2016
Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art, The National Gallery, London, London
2016
2015
2015
Yours Sincerely, John S. Sargent, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston
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