Description of Claude Monet's painting “Sailboats”

Description of Claude Monet's painting “Sailboats”

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The famous French artist Claude Monet is one of the most prominent representatives of Impressionism, most of his paintings are painted in this bright and incredibly beautiful style. However, success did not come to genius right away, for a long time Monet's paintings were considered inexpressive and meaningless.

By the 1960s, Monet was returning to Paris, who had been so unfriendly in the past, and rented a small villa in Argenteuil, right on the banks of the Seine. Beautiful landscapes, endless river expanse, rural color all this leads the artist to the idea of ​​creating a series of paintings in which the colorful beauties of the Seine and ships were in the foreground.

So a few paintings were created under the general title “Sailboats in Argentei”. All of them were written from 1964 to 1974. Sailboats really occupy most of the canvases. Masts and sails are buried in the golden foliage of the trees surrounding the river, then they are reflected in the river ripples, or even tend to spread into the clouds.

Each painting is special, each one retains the mystery and endless play of colors inherent in the brush of the great artist. Against the background of a blue sky covered with thin air clouds, birds fly like sails, the sharp masts of which are reflected in the same clear and bottomless water. Small boats crowned with these sails are located exactly in the middle of the picture, serving as a barrier by which the viewer can determine the top and bottom of the picture.

The painting “Sailboats” was written, as well as a number of other paintings with a similar name can be said from nature, when the artist was on the banks of the Seine, this river was chosen by local lovers of the sailing regatta, held with the onset of suitable weather for many years. That is why the audience will see sailboats in the fall, then in the summer, and even in the winter.

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