Friday, June 8, 2007

MONET : ARGENTEUIL AU COUCHER DU SOLEIL

Painted by French Impressionist Claude Oscar Monet (1840-1926), this picture represents the Seine river at Argenteuil and is one of the numerous scenes of this small city that Monet used to paint in the 70s. It is an oil on canvas that measures 60x81 cm.

Monet, with his powerful, ever alert eye, was able to paint at the same time brilliant pictures and also rather grayed ones in neutral tones. He was more reactive, he had more of that quality that psychologists of that time called "Impressionability", hence he is rifgthly considered as the leader of the Impressionists.

He had a huge influence on painters like Degas, C├ęzanne, Pissarro and Renoir. This painting was sold in 1963 for $ 111,220.

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