Morning on the Seine near Giverny 02 (1897) by Claude Monet

Morning on the Seine near Giverny 02 - Claude Monet - 1897

Artwork Information

TitleMorning on the Seine near Giverny 02
ArtistClaude Monet
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationMuseum of Fine Arts (MFA), Boston, MA, US

About Morning on the Seine near Giverny 02

The artwork “Morning on the Seine near Giverny 02,” painted by Claude Monet in 1897, is an oil on canvas reflecting the Impressionist movement. As a landscape genre piece, it captures the serene essence of the Seine River near Monet’s home in Giverny. This piece is currently housed at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) in Boston, MA, US, contributing to their collection of fine Impressionist art.

The artwork revels in the play of light and reflection typical of Monet’s works. Soft, muted blues and greens dominate the canvas, creating a sense of calm and a hazy, atmospheric quality. The viewer is presented with a view of the Seine River surrounded by lush foliage. The water is rendered with horizontal brush strokes, capturing the gentle movement of the river’s surface and reflecting the sky and trees. What appears to be morning mist contributes to the barely distinguishable forms of the riverbanks, enveloping the scene in a dreamy, tranquil atmosphere. Monet’s focus on the transitory effects of light and his loose, expressive brushwork are hallmarks of the Impressionist movement, aimed at capturing fleeting moments in time. This piece stands as a testament to Monet’s mastery of painting en plein air, inviting viewers to experience the essence of a serene morning by the Seine.

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