Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926)
oil on fabric, Framed: 91.1 x 118.4 x 13.7 cm (35 13/16 x 46 9/16 x 5 3/8 in.); Unframed: 66.3 x 93 cm (26 1/16 x 36 9/16 in.). Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wade 1916.1044
During the winter of 1888, Monet visited Antibes in southern France. Under the Mediterranean sun his colors became lighter and brighter, and his paint surfaces more thickly impastoed. "What I bring back from here," he wrote, "will be sweetness itself, white, pink, and blue, all enveloped in a magical air." The brilliant colors -- warm pinks, corals, cool greens, and blues -- embody the sun-soaked atmosphere of the Mediterranean coast.
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