Monet’s Gare Saint-Lazare series

Monet's Gare Saint-Lazare series

Monet's Gare Saint-Lazare series

Claude Monet painted several series of paintings on particular subjects — like the haystack series, poplars, water lilies and the facade of the Rouen Cathedral — revisiting the same subject multiple times in different lighting and atmospheric conditions.

The first of these series was of the Gare Saint-Lazare, one the large railway terminals in Paris. He painted 12 paintings of the train shed interior, train yard and environs.

Much of his attention appeared to be on the clouds of steam from the locomotives, blending at times into the Paris sky.

Wikipedia has a convenient page devoted to the series, with images of all 12 paintings.


2 Replies to “Monet’s Gare Saint-Lazare series”

  1. Going from one painting to the next makes me feel I am there, watching the light change, the steam rise, or walking around to experience the different sights of the station in action. Wonderful!

    Thank you, Charley.


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