Claude Monet’s painting “The Red Road Near Menton” is a famous example of the Impressionist movement, created in 1884. The oil on canvas measures 75×94 cm and can be found at The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. It depicts the intense light of the sun on a coastal road and the Mediterranean sea.
Monet experimented with loose handling, bold color choices, and unconventional compositions with this painting. He painted various versions of this view under different lights and colors to capture the ever-changing atmosphere at different times of day. This technique was central to Impressionism’s emphasis on capturing an immediate impression of a moment rather than an accurate representation.