Charing Cross Bridge 09 (1899 – 1901) by Claude Monet

Charing Cross Bridge 09 - Claude Monet - 1899 - 1901

Artwork Information

TitleCharing Cross Bridge 09
ArtistClaude Monet
Date1899 - 1901
Art MovementImpressionism

About Charing Cross Bridge 09

The artwork titled “Charing Cross Bridge 09” is an exquisite example of Impressionism by the renowned artist Claude Monet. Created between 1899 and 1901, it depicts the landscape genre and is a part of the notable “Charing Cross Bridge” series. Monet’s work in this period is characterized by a focus on light and color, capturing the essence of the moment rather than the precise details.

The artwork portrays the Charing Cross Bridge in London, enveloped in a soft, hazy light that is characteristic of Monet’s approach to landscape painting. The distinct brushstrokes and the blend of colors contribute to an overall impression of the scene rather than a detailed representation. The subtle interplay of purples, blues, and hints of warmer tones reflects the transient effects of light and atmosphere. It’s evident that Monet was not just capturing the physical structure of the bridge but also the fleeting moments of light and weather, which play a significant role in the Impressionist movement. The painting conveys a serene and somewhat ephemeral quality, inviting viewers to experience the vibrancy and the mood of the scene rather than its concrete reality.

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