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Claude Oscar Monet was greatly appealed to the city of Etretat, as he saw it as a getaway from the bustle of Paris. The painter lived there in 1868 with his Impressionist colleagues, Camille Pissarro and Pierre Auguste Renoir. Fifteen years later, Monet returned to the small town where he completed a series of seascapes, including Boats On The Beach At Etretat. The artist was inspired by the French Realists who also produced paintings of this location, like Gustave Courbet and Eugene Delacroix. A distinct resemblance in theme and atmosphere to this work can be seen in Courbet’s The Cliffs at Etretat After the Storm, painted in 1870.
Like many other Impressionist, Monet worked maily en plein air, meaning he painted outside to observe the effects of natural sunlight on a landscape and figures. The artist did not idealize the scene and was interested in the constant changes of light, many times working on multiple canvases of the same landscape at the same time – each for a different time of the day. Monet’s love for nature could be an influence from the Japanese woodcut prints that came to Europe with simplistic themes of the everyday life as well the portrayal of nature.
Boats On The Beach At Etretat was painted with a different perspective than many seascapes. Because of the many cliffs surrounding the beach, Monet was able to capture a higher viewpoint than usual. In the forefront, a row of colorful boats are side-by-side on the sand – white, black, yellow, green, red, and even blue are the colored the artist used in the many boats. The bottom right corner portrays large boulders in the shadow. He used simple and small brush strokes to depict the fishermen on the beach.
The shore is bustling with small waves, and it curves in the distance until the end, where it finds a cliff. The water is light blue with details of white and green, representing crystal clear water. The cliff portrayed in the far background is ochre, brown and the details of the rocks were painted in purple. The horizon is clear and marked with a dark blue line. The blue sky holds only a thin layer of scattered white clouds, symbolizing a calm, sunny day.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Boats On The Beach At Etretat, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Boats On The Beach At Etretat 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.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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