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Claude Monet - Grainstack in the Morning, Snow EffectGrainstack in the Morning, Snow EffectClaude Monet

Haystacks is a title of a series of impressionist paintings by Claude Monet. The primary subjects of all of the paintings in the series are stacks of hay in the field after the harvest season. The title refers primarily to a twenty-five canvas series (Wildenstein Index Number 1266-1290) begun in the...

Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, United States)
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Claude Monet - Red Boats, Argenteuil, 1875 (oil on canvas)Red Boats, Argenteuil, 1875 (oil on canvas)Claude Monet

Monet returned to France from London in 1872 and settled in Argenteuil (a town on a picturesque stretch of the Seine, eleven kilometres from central Paris), where he lived until 1876. His contemporaries Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Édouard Manet and Alfred Sisley joined him and, for a time, Argenteuil bec...

Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, United States)
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Claude Monet - The Harbour at ArgenteuilThe Harbour at ArgenteuilClaude Monet

'My only merit,' Monet wrote later in life, 'lies in having painted directly in front of nature, seeking to render my impressions before the most fleeting moments.' This is one of seventy-five works Monet painted of the Seine River in Argenteuil, a yachting center west of Paris. It combines two favo...

Musée d'Orsay (Paris, France)
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Claude Monet - Cart on the Snow Covered Road with Saint-Simeon FarmCart on the Snow Covered Road with Saint-Simeon FarmClaude Monet

This view of Honfleur was dated 1865 by Monet, when the painting entered the Louvre in 1911. However, the letters of a local painter, Alexandre Dubourg, recalling the snowscapes painted by the artist in 1867, make this later date more likely. The roof on the left is probably the Saint-Siméon farm, t...

Musée d'Orsay (Paris, France)
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Claude Monet - Gare Saint Lazare, PariGare Saint Lazare, PariClaude Monet

When he painted The Saint-Lazare Station, Monet had just left Argenteuil to settle in Paris. After several years of painting in the countryside, he turned to urban landscapes. At a time when the critics Duranty and Zola exhorted artists to paint their own times, Monet tried to diversify his sources ...

Musée d'Orsay (Paris, France)
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Claude Monet - Camille Monet On Her DeathbedCamille Monet On Her DeathbedClaude Monet
90 x 68 cm, (1879)

Monet and Camille Doncieux had married just before the war (28 June 1870). and, after their excursion to London and Zaandam, they had moved to Argenteuil, in December 1871. It was during this time that Monet painted various works of modern life. Camille became ill in 1876. They had a second son, Mic...

Musée d'Orsay (Paris, France)