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In the year of 1867, Claude Oscar Monet and his mistress Camille – his future wife – were expecting a child. This was a dificult time, as the artist was not financially stable. He left with his family to Saint-Adress during the summer and left his problems behind. They stayed in his parents house in a resort by Le Havre – and had a terrace with a beautiful sunny view, in which Monet painted the colorful seascape Terrace at the Seaside, Sainte-Adresse. In this artwork, heplaced his relatives as models. During the same visit, Monet also painted the seascape The Beach At Sainte Adresse.
Monet beutifully portrayed subjects of the everyday life beautifully, for as a modern artist, he was not willing to portray Classic themes, like mythological or biblical stories – going against the perception of most art critics of the time. The Impressionists wished to feature their work, before anything, as paintings. This was in oposition to the Classic Academies strived to hide the physiscal features of painting, iluding to a realistic image
In The Beach At Sainte Adresse, Monet’s love for portraying the effects of sunlight on a scene is very visible. He beautifully portrays a blue-gray clouded sky with areas of shinning white light. The sailboats on the ocean are dark black, as they are against the sunlight. The artist portrays a calm sea with almost no waves and reflecting the dark boats. The far background shows the dark city accompanying the sea into the distance.
There seems to be a sailor sitting on the beach shore resting and looking out into the ocean. In the forefront, there are three boats on the sand, and the most visible one was painted in a beautiful blue pigment, as well as yellow on the inside. Monet used spotted brush strokes of white and gray to depict the sand. On the right side, also in the forefront, three fishermen stand next to more boats while they talk. The sailor on the left is smoking a pipe, while the one on the right appears to be dealing with a rope. This gloomy and cloud beach day was painted with much attention to the atmosphere created by light. Monet chose a cold color palette, as the warm sunlight is being filtered by the layer of dense clouds in the sky, thus changing the entire scene.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Beach At Sainte Adresse, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Beach At Sainte Adresse 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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