The Red House (1908) by Claude Monet

The Red House - Claude Monet - 1908

Artwork Information

TitleThe Red House
ArtistClaude Monet
Art MovementImpressionism

About The Red House

“The Red House” is an artwork by Claude Monet created in 1908. This piece belongs to the Impressionism movement and can be classified as a cityscape. The vivid work depicts a red-colored house, presumed to be situated alongside a body of water that perhaps reflects its vibrant facade. Monet’s distinct brushwork captures the light and atmosphere, characteristic of impressionist art, providing a sense of the time and place without meticulous detail.

In the image, quick brush strokes in varying hues of red, orange, and blue create a lively effect. Although not detailed, the texture and interaction of color draw focus to the central structure, the red house, which seems to radiate warmth. Below, darker reflections waver in what appears to be water, possibly suggesting movement within the canal or river. The surrounding context is less defined, fading in contrast, which keeps the viewer’s attention on the red building. Visible, light-signature of Monet in the bottom right corner of the painting authenticates the artist’s work on this cityscape.

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