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Claude Oscar Monet painted a series of landscape of the Seine river between the years 1896 and 1897, which includes Morning on the Seine IV. At the time, the artist was living in the town of Giverny with his wife Alice Hoschedé and their many children for over ten years. Monet married Alice after the tragic death of his wife Camille, that appears in many of his paintings. Her death marked a transition in Monet’s style, and he became more open to experimenting different techniques within the Impressionist movement.
The Seine river was scene depicted by many modern artists, like Pierre Auguste Renoir and Vincent Van Gogh, as it is an extensive river and passes through many beautiful landscapes. Monet worked during different times of the day and in various weather conditions so that he could observe the changing effects of light on the same landscape – the French called this way of working as painting en plein air. In many occasions, he worked on more than one canvas at once, jumping from one to another when the natural light changes. The Impressionist created a small boat studio, so he could easily move from one location to another and observe the river from different points of view. A year after concluding the series, Monet chose fifteen oil paintings for an exhibit, which included Morning on the Seine IV.
One of the most uncommon sources of inspiration for the Impressionists came from the Orient as woodcut prints. Japanese artists, like Hokusai, worked with a technique called Ukiyo-e, creating breathtaking artworks with vibrant colors, simple and unusual compositions, as well as ordinary themes of the daily life and nature. These prints came to Europe with little or no value, but modern painters understood how precious these works were and collected them – something that profoundly influenced European modern art.
In Morning on the Seine IV, the artist used expressive brush strokes. The sky is filled with fluffy white, blue, and purple clouds that contrast with the dark green and blue vegetation, painted in a similar manner – and the trees almost mix in with the sky on the right side of the canvas. The water is calm and was painted with the same colors of the trees, but with long and continuous horizontal strokes.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Morning on the Seine IV, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Morning on the Seine IV 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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