Claude Monet:
Picture "Beach Path Between Wheat Fields At Pourville" (1882), framed
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Picture "Beach Path Between Wheat Fields At Pourville" (1882), framed
Claude Monet:
Picture "Beach Path Between Wheat Fields At Pourville" (1882), framed

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ars mundi Exclusive Edition | limited, 499 copies | certificate | reproduction, Giclée print on canvas | on stretcher frame | framed | size 61 x 79 cm (h/w)

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Picture "Beach Path Between Wheat Fields At Pourville" (1882), framed
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Picture "Beach Path Between Wheat Fields At Pourville" (1882), framed

In the wild and beautiful coastal landscape of Normandy, a small path winds its way to the sea, which anyone would like to continue walking in their thoughts...

In his later years, Claude Monet said that he did not merely paint objects but the essence of things enveloped by atmosphere and light. And so, he was constantly searching for landscapes that offered him not only interesting motifs but also special light conditions. In early 1882, he became fascinated by the region around the fishing village of Pourville near Dieppe in Normandy, where he set up his relay for about three months. Again, it was the special interplay of landscape and light that inspired him to create a whole series of remarkable works.

To achieve a reproduction that is both authentic and vibrant, the original artwork was transferred onto an artist's canvas using the Fine Art Giclée process and then stretched onto a stretcher frame. Limited edition of 499 copies, with certificate. In solid wood frame. Size approx. 61 x 79 cm (h/w). ars mundi Exclusive Edition.

Portrait of the artist Claude Monet

About Claude Monet

1840-1926

The art of Claude Monet is the epitome of Impressionism. During his long life as a painter, he was tirelessly searching for new ways to depict the variability of light and colour in many various atmospheric variations and at different times of the day.

Monet was born in Paris, but grew up in Le Havre, on the Normandy coast, where his father ran a small grocery shop. He made his early artistic attempts with caricatures but then switched to open-air painting. Light pastel tones found their way onto his canvases. His paintings were repeatedly rejected by the official Paris Salon, but Monet and his friends Auguste Renoir and Alfred Sisley were not discouraged. On their joint excursions to Fontainebleau, they created magnificent fresh paintings in the open air that left the strict academic rules further and further behind.

However, severe financial crises hit Monet and his pregnant beloved Camille. During the Franco-Prussian War, Monet fled to London with his young family. After the war, they settled in Argenteuil. This small town outside Paris, picturesquely situated along the Seine, became the centre of attraction for a whole series of Impressionist painters: Edouard Manet, Gustave Caillebotte, Camille Pissarro, Auguste Renoir and Alfred Sisley met there to capture their impressions on canvas. In the group's first independent exhibition, a painting by Monet entitled "Impression. Sunrise" gave the art movement its name.

After Camille's death, Monet moved to Giverny with his second wife Alice. Here he was able to realise his lifelong dream of having his own garden, designed by himself: The flowering garden with its Japanese bridges and ponds full of water lilies inspired Monet constantly to create new, ever larger paintings showing the changing plant life as an overwhelming decorative harmony of nature.

This estate, which was bequeathed by Monet's son to the Academié des Beaux-Art in 1966 and is open to the public through the "Claude Monet Foundation" since 1980, was an inexhaustible source of inspiration for him. Today, the garden in Giverny is a destination valued many art lovers. Anyone who visits it feels immediately transported into the artist's pictorial world. In spring, colourful blossoms are all over the place, and while looking at the real water lily ponds that Monet painted over and over again, visitors are amazed at how precisely he captured the scenery, despite all his artistic idiosyncrasies. "On my garden I work continuously and with love, most of all I need flowers, always, always. My heart is always in Giverny. A separation from Giverny would hit me hard ... never again would I find such a beautiful place." And he never had to separate with his garden; Monet died in his beloved Giverny on 5 December 1926.

Monet has been called the inventor of colourful dreams beyond the visible. But he was much more, always seeking to realise his idea of painting in the open air - en plein air. For his painting, the decisive factor was always how he sees, not what he sees.

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