Sunday, 4 May 2014

A Claude Monet illustration

Woman with Parasol Facing Right
8 Mar 2014 | From Marjatta of Finland

Claude Monet was a French painter, initiator, leader, and unswerving advocate of the Impressionist style. He is regarded as the archetypal Impressionist in that his devotion to the ideals of the movement was unwavering throughout his long career.

Claude Monet painted Woman with a Parasol Facing Right in 1886. He lost interest in figure painting after his wife Camille's death, but, in Giverny, he enjoyed painting companion Alice Hoschedé's daughters outdoors in the fields of wildflowers. 

Monet painted Suzanne in a white summer dress under a green parasol twice, once facing right and once facing left. The painting is reminiscent of Woman with a Parasol - Madame Monet and Her Son from 1875.

Source: Painting Mania 

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