Claude Monet

Garden in Bordighera, Impression of Morning

Garden in Bordighera, Impression of Morning
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Author: Claude Monet
Landscape, Painting, Oil on canvas, 65.5x81.5 cm
Origin: France, 1884

In 1883, Monet went with Renoir on a brief trip to the Mediterranean. Both painters visited Bordighera on the Italian Riviera, close to the French border. In 1884, Monet obtained a letter of introduction to a certain M. Moreno, the owner of the "fabulous" estate in Bordighera. On this estate, which Monet called an earthly paradise, he painted five landscapes. In the present canvas the effect of morning is superbly conveyed with a harmony of blue and rose hues produced by the colour of the rising sun. These shades interlacing with the green of the palms, almost subduing it, create a rare rainbow coloration.

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

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