Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Wild Poppies, Near Argenteuil

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Claude Monet
(French, 1864-1949)
Wild Poppies, Near Argenteuil, 1873
Oil on canvas
 As has been noted, the Impressionists painted not a landscape but the impression of a landscape. Nothing here is painted exactly; rather, everything is suggested. Monet unforgettably evokes a mood by choosing these shades of green and red. If he painted flowers of another color, the hillside would be stagnant.  
from Color Vision and Art.

The models were Monet's wife and son, painted twice.

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