The Seine at Vétheuil

Claude Monet French

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Monet experimented with a variety of brushstrokes and simplified, horizontal forms in order to evoke the changing skies over the Seine River near his home in the village of Vétheuil, outside Paris. When this painting was made, in the early 1880s, Monet was expanding his stylistic repertoire of color combinations, brushwork, surface effects, and compositional arrangements. Even though he was already famous as the leader of the Impressionists, his drive to innovate remained strong.

The Seine at Vétheuil, Claude Monet (French, Paris 1840–1926 Giverny), Oil on canvas

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