Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926)
Sailboats on the Seine at Petit-Gennevilliers, 1874
In the latter part of the nineteenth century, Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926) was one of a daring group of French painters who turned away from academic tradition and developed a fresh, spontaneous style devoted to the pursuit of light and its fleeting effects on sky, water, and land. Painted in 1874, the year of the group‚Äö√Ñ√¥s first exhibition in Paris, Monet‚Äö√Ñ√¥s Sailboats on the Seine at Petit-Gennevilliers reflects the emergence of the artist‚Äö√Ñ√¥s mature style. His agile brushwork was superbly suited to the evanescent interplay of sunlight and water. The group‚Äö√Ñ√Æwhose ‚Äö√Ñ√∫Impressionists‚Äö√Ñ√π moniker was inspired by critical attention directed at another of Monet‚Äö√Ñ√¥s paintings, Impressionism: Sunrise‚Äö√Ñ√Ædeftly captured scenes of everyday life in flickering brushstrokes, bold colors, and soft atmospheric effects. Water and the reflections of landscapes would become an obsession for Monet, and ‚àö√¢douard Manet, one of his contemporaries, would speak admiringly of him as ‚Äö√Ñ√∫the Raphael of water.‚Äö√Ñ√π
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