Claude Oscar Monet joined other modern painters like, Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley, Edouard Manet, and Pierre Auguste Renoir to work together in 1874, the same year he traveled to Holland and painted Amsterdam. This group of artists was not well received by the Paris Salon, and they hardly over got excepted – because of this rejection, these artists began their own show called Salon des Refusés, that took place at the Société Anonyme des Artistes.
The Impressionists felt the need to leave their studios and paint in nature, or en plein air as they called it. This allowed them to observe the natural lighting of their surroundings and capture the landscape in a non-idealized manner. Even though the date of their first exhibition was approaching, Monet traveled to the Netherlands and only returned three months later. He worked a lot during his travels, mostly painting en plein air, capturing the beautiful scenes of the Dutch landscapes.
The modern painter portrays a gloomy and gray day in the Dutch city. The landscape depicts a series of boats docked on a canal in Amsterdam. The brush strokes are quick and loose, in a way that some areas are almost abstract. The boats were painted in dark shades of blue and green, and have details in red. Some elegant buildings are shown on the right side of the canvas, as well as some trees. The only lighter colored areas of the canvas are the cloud-filled sky and the left portion of the water – as the right is darkened with the reflection of the boats and the city. Monet doesn’t cover the whole surface with paint, letting the natural color of the canvas shown in between brush strokes.
The Japanese art was a significant source of inspiration for many modern artists, including Monet. The woodcut prints had an aesthetic appeal, as they went in an entirely different direction than the European art. The technique of Ukiyo-e was used by Japanese artists, for example, Hokusai, with a simplicity and a beautiful consciousness of color combinations. These artworks feature dark and defined contours, along with themes of magnificent nature and the typical scenes of the daily life. The Impressionists collected many of these prints, which came to Europe with little or no commercial value.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Amsterdam, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Amsterdam that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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