May 9, 2017
Sep 26, 2005
May 9, 2017

Gardener's House at Antibes

Gardener's House at Antibes

1888

Claude Monet

(French, 1840-1926)

Oil on fabric

Framed: 91.1 x 118.4 x 13.7 cm (35 7/8 x 46 5/8 x 5 3/8 in.); Unframed: 66.3 x 93 cm (26 1/8 x 36 5/8 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wade 1916.1044

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Monet painted 35 canvases during his visit to Antibes from January to May 1888.

Description

Monet painted this view of a gardener’s house during a five-month stay at Antibes in southern France. Under the Mediterranean sun his colors became lighter, 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 strong colors and heavy paint surfaces seem drenched in intense light and heat of the Mediterranean coast.

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