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Claude Oscar Monet painted the landscape Argenteuil Late Afternoon in 1872. The artists had recently moved to the city a year earlier with his family, as he was extremely appealed to the aesthetic values of the area. Argenteuil was filled with boat enthusiasts of many sectors, like rowing and yachting. He only began his series of boat paintings after 1875. This particular painting highlights the Siena river, rather than the boating itself.
The Impressionists felt the need to get in touch with nature, and many eventually moved to the countryside, away from the big city rush of Paris. The would often go out together to paint en plein air, meaning they worked outside to capture the effects of the sunlight on the landscape. The artists emerged themselves in nature to experience the scene, and not only imagine it from an indoor studio. One of the factors that influenced this was the Oriental culture that came to Europe. Monet and his colleagues collected Japanese woodcut prints, artworks that opposed the standards imposed by the Classic Academies.
In Argenteuil Late Afternoon, Monet captured a single moment of the sunset that creates a beautiful palette of color on the sky. With marked brush strokes, the Impressionist begins by using orange on the horizon and gradually changes from yellow, again to orange, then violet and blue. The same colors reflect on the water, as well as the shaded house and sailboat in the distance. Monet’s use of vibrant and pure colors in his work was not a realistic portrayal of the landscape like many Classic artists would work, but it was a significant influence on the Post-Impressionist Vincent Van Gogh, who took this take on a pure color palette to a more extreme level.
On the left corner, Monet boldly applies an area of bright red and ochre, with a hint of green. The far-right side of the canvas depicts the shore and its green vegetation. The ground holds an earthy red-brown paint, similar to the tonalities of the left side. Tall trees of dark green reach the top of the canvas and are the darkest area of the artwork. This landscape is an emotional representation of what Monet felt and saw while in Argenteuil.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Argenteuil Late Afternoon, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Argenteuil Late Afternoon 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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When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
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