Claude Monet

Seine at Asnieres

Seine at Asnieres
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Author: Claude Monet
Landscape, Painting, Oil on canvas, 46.4x55.5 cm
Origin: France, 1873

Asnières, long ago made part of Paris, was an independent community in the mid-19th century, popular for fishing and boating. As the nearest town to Paris, it often served as a place of recreation. In this picture Monet viewed Asnières from the Parisian bank of the Seine. Across the massive shapes of barges we see a disconcerting array of buildings, ranging from the grand manor on the right to chunky rental buildings and small villas. The barges set off the evanescent reflections - glimmering, magically alive - that naturally link these two different worlds. Monet does not emphasize the social aspects; the landscape is not so much a view of some fashionable resort area as it is a poetic image of sunlight - at a time when, shortly before nightfall, the light is especially translucent and is capable of ennobling any natural scene.

Style: Impressionism
Source of entry: formerly in the collection of Alice Meyer, Berlin
Exibition: French Painting: 19th - 20th centuries
Transferred from Germany after World War II

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