Poppy Field near Vetheuil (1879) by Claude Monet

Poppy Field near Vetheuil - Claude Monet - 1879

Artwork Information

TitlePoppy Field near Vetheuil
ArtistClaude Monet
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationE.G. Bührle Foundation, Zürich, Switzerland

About Poppy Field near Vetheuil

The artwork entitled “Poppy Field near Vetheuil” was executed by the renowned Impressionist artist Claude Monet in 1879. This landscape piece is illustrative of the Impressionism art movement, a genre that is characterized by its focus on light and its fleeting effects. Currently, the painting finds its residence at the E.G. Bührle Foundation in Zürich, Switzerland.

The artwork showcases an expansive view of a field teeming with vibrant red poppies under a dynamic, partly cloudy sky. Figures are interspersed throughout the field, giving scale to the blossoms and adding a human element to the natural landscape. In the distance, the small town of Vetheuil emerges, its buildings and features rendered with Monet’s signature loose brushwork. This careful orchestration of color and light creates a sense of immediacy and captures a momentary glimpse of rural French life, as was Monet’s intention.

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