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Description of Claude Monet's painting “The Seine Coast”


Claude Monet is one of the most famous French painters who created his works in the genre of impressionism. The main goal of the impressionist artists was to convey the beauty of the surrounding world in its continuous variability. Thanks to a whole arsenal of special methods and techniques of painting, the masters managed to convey the emotional-sensual side of the image, reflecting the immediate impression of what they saw.

On the account of C. Monet there are many masterpieces of impressionism, one of them is the painting “The Seine Coast”, written in 1880. The history of this painting begins two years earlier, when the artist and his family move to the village of Vethei, located on the banks of the Seine near Paris Inspired by nature, Monet began to spend a lot of time in the village. The result of his creative research was a lot of river landscapes, one of the vivid examples of which is the “Seine Coast”. The canvas shows summer noon.

The rapid flow of the Seine reflects weightless clouds. The low river bank is strewn with wildflowers, visually merging into one yellow-green grassy sea. The painting “Shore of the Seine” is a typical impressionist landscape in which individual paints of deep color identify the fleeting moment of nature captured and conveyed by the artist. Working in the genre of impressionism, Claude Monet consistently put into practice the basic principles of this direction, namely, the artistic image of his visual impressions experienced at a certain time and in a certain place.

In his series of river landscapes painted in Vethei, he worked with only one view of nature in order to recreate a natural image on canvas in its original form, devoid of metaphors and associations. Transferring his immediate impressions into the work, the artist seemed to be constantly observing the changing nature.





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