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Claude Monet - Argenteuil Magnet

Claude Monet - Argenteuil Magnet

Claude Monet (1840-1926)
Argenteuil, 1875 - Oil on canvas - H.56 ; L. 67 cm - Musée de l'Orangerie

In December 1871, Claude Monet moved to Argenteuil with his family. This town located north-west of Paris had become one of the favourite places to relax for yachtsmen, sailing or canoeing enthusiasts.

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Characteristics

Dimensions :
5,4 x 7,9 cm
Museum :
Musée de l’Orangerie
EAN :
3336728308553
Reference :
IS200149

Editor

Museum of Conservation :
Paris, musée de l'Orangerie
Author :
Claude Monet

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The artist

Claude Monet (1840-1926)

Claude Monet (1840-1926) grew up in Le Havre where he painted landscapes of nature. After a stay in Paris, he moved to Argenteuil in 1872 where Renoir, Sisley, Manet, Pissarro and Caillebote joined him. Together, they organized an exhibition of the works denied by the Official Salon in 1874 where Monet presented 'Impression, rising sun'. The artist became leader of the Impressionnist art movement destined to capture natural light rather than trying to represent reality at its best. In 1883 he moved to Giverny, his place of creation and his artwork where he dedicated himself to painting his pond. He painted twelve artworks of the white water lilys as only subject for 10 years. At 49, the artist finally found success when he is acclaimed by the critics during a retrospective devoted to him by the gallery Petit.