Poppy Field in Giverny 03 (1890; Giverny, France) by Claude Monet

Poppy Field in Giverny 03 - Claude Monet - 1890; Giverny, France

Artwork Information

TitlePoppy Field in Giverny 03
ArtistClaude Monet
Date1890; Giverny, France
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationSmith College Museum of Art (SCMA), Northampton, MA, US

About Poppy Field in Giverny 03

The artwork “Poppy Field in Giverny 03” is a landscape painting by the renowned artist Claude Monet, created in 1890 in Giverny, France. This piece is a representation of the Impressionist movement, which is known for its emphasis on light, movement, and the artists’ immediate impressions of a scene. The painting is part of the collection at the Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA) located in Northampton, MA, United States.

The artwork depicts a vibrant landscape dominated by a field of poppies. It features the characteristic loose brushstrokes of Impressionism, which capture the transient effects of sunlight and atmosphere rather than detailing precise forms. The composition foregrounds a blanket of red-orange poppies interspersed with greenery, spreading across the painting and leading the eye back toward a line of trees and a clear sky punctuated with soft, fluffy clouds. The sky, rendered with various hues of blue and white, shows Monet’s fascination with reflecting the changing conditions of light and weather. The distant trees offer a contrast in both color and form, with their darker shades of green and blue set against the warm tones of the field and sky. The artwork’s celebration of natural beauty and its vivid, dappled colors are emblematic of Monet’s work during this period.

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