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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Argenteuil (Red Boats), you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Argenteuil (Red Boats) 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.
Claude Oscar Monet's Argenteuil (Red Boats), painted around 1875, captures a scene of seemingly static fishing boats bobbing on the Seine, some ten kilometres from Paris.
This fleeing hint of movement plays a minor role in a canvas dominated by the variations of light, texture, shade, and surface. Following the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War Monet fled to London with his partner Camille where he took the opportunity to study the romantic landscapes of Joseph Mallord William Turner and John Constable whose innovative use of color would greatly influence Monet upon his return to France. In 1872 Monet moved to Argenteuil a quaint and picturesque town, even by the largely rural standards of the late nineteenth-century. A tremendous contrast from life in London, which many said visiting from Paris was like travelling thirty years into the future, Monet voraciously studied the natural shifts in mood, tone, and shade in the French countryside.
During his four years in Argenteuil, Monet was joined by his close friends Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Édouard Manet and Alfred Sisley and together the group forged the Impressionist style in a period of frenetic artist activity in the small town. During this time Monet developed his characteristic style by studying, observing and creating experiential reproductions of the effects of sunlight on water. Argenteuil (Red Boats) may well have been captured from his boat-studio, as the rusty and sharply colored ships sat in stark contrast to the lush shades of the water and sky and the verdant expanse of the surrounding fields. In Monet's chromatic reproduction of this idyllic scene, the subjects and objects are almost irrelevant – the true subject is light, spatiality, and the natural world. While the sight of easel-balancing hobbyists in the countryside is now very common, Monet's outdoor creative activity triggered an artistic revolution.
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