Fisherman’s House at Varengeville (1882) by Claude Monet

Fisherman's House at Varengeville - Claude Monet - 1882

Artwork Information

TitleFisherman's House at Varengeville
ArtistClaude Monet
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationMuseum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands

About Fisherman's House at Varengeville

The artwork “Fisherman’s House at Varengeville” is a fine exemplar of the Impressionist movement, painted by the esteemed artist Claude Monet in 1882. This landscape illuminates the genre with a representation of nature and architecture harmoniously intertwined. The current custodian of this masterpiece is the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, located in Rotterdam, Netherlands, where the piece contributes to the rich tapestry of art history preserved for public appreciation.

The artwork portrays a rustic dwelling perched on the cliffs of Varengeville-sur-Mer, overlooking the expansive sea. Monet’s deft application of color and fragmented brushstrokes captures the transient effects of light and atmosphere. The rich foliage in hues of green, orange, and white showcases the vibrancy of the natural setting, while the ocean, visible at the cliff’s edge, with sailboats dotting the horizon, introduces a serene sense of depth to the composition. The painting’s allure is further accentuated by the diffuse light that imbues the scene with a dreamlike quality, quintessential of Monet’s oeuvre and emblematic of the Impressionist style, which sought to capture the sensory impressions of the moment rather than the details of the subject.

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