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Monet's 1875 canvas The Artist's Family In The Garden coincides with the last year the artist spent in his beloved home in Argenteuil with his mistress Camille and their two children. During his four years in Argenteuil, Monet was joined by his close friends Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Ãdouard Manet and Alfred Sisley and together the group forged the Impressionist style in a period of frenetic artistic activity in the small town.
During this time Monet developed his characteristic style by creating experiential reproductions of the changing effects of sunlight on the wild foliage. 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.
Monet's The Artists Family In The Garden is an emblematic work in the history of painting. After returning from England to escape the ravages of the Franco-Prussian war of 1870, Monet settled in Argenteuil and lived there until 1878. During this period of frenetic artistic activity, the young painter found serenity in the bright, verdant landscapes of the area. Exercising his emerging techniques en plein air (outdoors) Monet conjured an experiential reproduction of the shimmering atmosphere of a day spent in an overgrown field in Summer.
The vibrant contours and surprising rhythms seem to emerge organically from the natural world, with the charismatic dabs and sharp brush-strokes creating a visual impression that dances across the canvas. Delving almost into abstraction, the human figures are used merely to anchor the painting, fixing the diagonal slope of the hill as a scale of changing color and light. Monet featured in the forefront a bundle of pink and red flowers with yellow-green leaves and brown shadows that almost create a barrier between the viewer and the family.
The Impressionist depicts a woman and a child standing, as well as a woman who appears to be reading while sitting on the ground with a parasol protecting her from the sun. A row of dark trees is portrayed right behind them and create shadows on the grass, as the sunlight gleams through the branches and leaves, giving a harmonious and warm atmosphere to this natural scene.
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