Claude Oscar Monet painter The Seine Estuary At Honfleur in 1865 when he visited the city with the company of his friend Frederic Bazille. They joined to paint the countryside and coast of Honfleur. Monet concluded a series of paintings, including Sailing Boats at Honfleur and Hauling a Boat Ashore Honfleur. The artist ultimately became very famous for his nautical themed paintings.
During this time, the Impressionists had not yet formed officially as a group, but they already showed characteristics of their style. These painters did not attend to a realistic portrayal of life but used expressive brushstrokes with vibrant colors instead. Monet and his colleagues began working more en plein air, meaning they left their studios to capture the essence of their surroundings. Even though they were working towards a more modern way of working, they still depended on the formal institution to make it in the art world, in other words, they wished to be accepted in the Paris Salon.
The oil painting The Seine Estuary At Honfleur was Monet’s debut to the Paris Salon. In fact, the painter did not work en plein air to conclude this artwork, but rather executed some sketches on location and painted the seascape in his studio. Monet’s main influences during this period were the Realist painters, mainly Gustave Courbet and Edouard Manet. Eventually, artists like Pierre Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, and Monet were fed up with the traditional standards the Paris Salon demanded. Since they were mostly rejected by the prestigious Parisian art show, they created the Salon des Refusés, os the Salon of the Rejected, and became known as the Impressionists in 1874.
This majestic seascape was concluded on a long, horizontal canvas, giving a panoramic view to the scene. The water takes up about a third of the painting and shows a great deal of movement. The small waves painted in toned down pigments of blue, green, yellow and white rock the sailboats. The forefront shows a small raft with many people on board, and a bigger boat to the left that is slanted because of the rough waters. The far background is filled with boats and large sails. Most of the view is in the shadow of a big cloud, while the distant background shows a bright sunlight. The left side has a faraway city, all painted with much detail.
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