Among Monet's works, there are a large number of still lifes depicting flowers, the painting "Asters", completed in 1880, is from this series. The work of the painters of the Barbizon school, such as: Gustave Courbet, Eduard Manet, Camilia Corot, inspired the writing of such paintings by the French artist.
In the picture "Asters" he depicted a bouquet of flowers of the same name, which are placed in a small vase and put on a table near a faded wall. In such paintings as “Asters,” the French painter and founder of impressionism tried to convey how volatile the environment, the beauty of the world, and not to spoil the first impression of a look at nature and its wealth.
Monet wants to convey to the viewer that the beauty of nature has no limits, be it in a colorful open field or in a dark closed room, “Asters” here act as a ray of light, an inexhaustible source of energy.
The author uses his characteristic approach of a perfectionist who likes everything to be perfect, he wants to convey with his picture as many positive emotions as possible to the viewer. Monet, unlike his other impressionist colleagues, such as Renoir, does not paint his paintings for the sake of earning money or attracting clients, it is important for him that he can convey all the features of the objects depicted in his picture.
The founder of impressionism, always sets himself the goal of laying in the work, a sense that will be interesting to guess and reveal to the connoisseur of art. The author has the same hidden idea in the still seemingly simple still life of Astra. Here, first of all, the dull man-made darkness is contrasted with natural light emanating from pretty flowers. Monet makes the viewer think, so his work will be popular and always known, since there will always be human curiosity to solve the riddles of his paintings.
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