The Parc Monceau, Claude Monet
In the Metropolitan Museum of Art; use the Download or Enlarge links under the image on their page.
This painting, one of several painted in an urban park in the heart of Paris, is one of my favorites from Monet’s period of painting in his signature style — what might be called “High Impressionism”.
The high resolution photo on the Met’s site is nicely lit, and gives you a feeling for the dimensionality of Monet’s paint application.
Link: The Parc Monceau, Met Museum
2 Replies to “Eye Candy for Today: Monet’s Parc Monceau”
Oscar-Claude Monet, one of my very favourite painters, became known locally (in Le Havre) for his charcoal caricatures.
There’s a guy who knew what he was doing — the way he puts the sky in between, and on top of, the vari-coloured tree leaves (upper left quadrant) is
pure wizardry. Would have been interesting to see him at work on this painting. (And to have seen the original colours, unblemished by grime.)
Thanks for the mood-elevating posting.
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