Sunset (1880; France) by Claude Monet

Sunset - Claude Monet - 1880; France

Artwork Information

ArtistClaude Monet
Date1880; France
Dimensions50 x 61 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Sunset

The artwork titled “Sunset” was created by the acclaimed artist Claude Monet in 1880. This oil on canvas painting measures 50 by 61 centimeters and is a representation of the landscape genre, crafted in the distinctive style of Impressionism. The piece is held within a private collection.

The artwork captures the ephemeral quality of light at dusk, featuring a soft, warm glow of the setting sun that imparts an atmospheric mood. The colors are gently blended, with a dominance of muted tones and subtle brushstrokes, which effectively convey the transience of the moment depicted. Trees and foliage frame the composition, with the central focus being the radiant sun dipping towards the horizon. Monet’s use of light and shadow, hallmarks of the Impressionist movement, convey the transient effects of sunlight on the natural surroundings, invoking a serene and contemplative feeling in the viewer. The painting, with its emphasis on light and movement, exemplifies Monet’s skill and significance as a master of Impressionist landscape painting.

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