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Claude Monet, ‘The Galette’, 1882, The National Gallery, London
Claude Monet, ‘The Galette’, 1882, The National Gallery, London
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Claude Monet

The Galette, 1882

Oil on canvas
25 3/5 × 31 9/10 in
65 × 81 cm
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The National Gallery, London
London

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Private Collection

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Claude Monet
French, 1840–1926
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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.

Claude Monet, ‘The Galette’, 1882, The National Gallery, London
Claude Monet, ‘The Galette’, 1882, The National Gallery, London
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About the work
Exhibition history
The National Gallery, London
London

Private Collection

Private Collection

Medium
Painting
Image rights
Archives Durand-Ruel © Durand-Ruel & Cie.
Claude Monet
French, 1840–1926
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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.

Claude Monet

The Galette, 1882

Oil on canvas
25 3/5 × 31 9/10 in
65 × 81 cm
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