From 1899 to 1904, the famous French loyal impressionist Claude Monet created the next series of paintings, drawing from nature the landscape of the London Waterloo bridge.
Following the main principles of the artistic direction, he photographed with a keen look the passing sunrises, morning fogs, sunny and cloudy moments. The canvases created by the brush conveyed the subtle nuances of the moods of nature, its variable, capricious character.
The cityscape of London appears before the audience in blurred, but easily recognizable features. The horizon is streaked with factory pipes and industrial buildings, smog clubs whiten above them. The central part of the picture is crossed by the main object, which Monet draws our attention to - the waterloo arched bridge growing from the river depths of the Thames. In the near future there is a surface of water, dotted with moderate strength, by waves.
Sometimes the artist draws a light sailing boat floating on it, surrounded by reflected golden sunshine. When the luminary is at its zenith, then it floods with its warm light the bridge, and the river, and boiling industrial life. During the fog, everything is pale purple, bewitching, shimmering.
With bold small touches of the brush, the painter shares with us his impressions: admiration and love for the observed elusive moment of life. Closer to sunset on a cloudy day, the bridge is especially beautiful: a powerful stream of light breaks through the thickness of rain clouds and lays in the openings of arched recesses. A fabulous, romantic scene that the great impressionist did not dare to miss and gave everyone the opportunity to enjoy this poetic moment.
Monet's series “Waterloo Bridge” aerial, mysterious, even magical is a vivid proof of the original talent of the Parisian artist.
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