Vase of Flowers (1882) by Claude Monet

Vase of Flowers - Claude Monet - 1882

Artwork Information

TitleVase of Flowers
ArtistClaude Monet
Dimensions81.8 x 100.4 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationCourtauld Gallery, London, UK

About Vase of Flowers

Claude Monet’s “Vase of Flowers,” created in 1882, is an exemplar of the Impressionism movement. This oil on canvas work, with dimensions of 81.8 cm by 100.4 cm, falls under the flower painting genre. The artwork currently resides in the Courtauld Gallery in London, United Kingdom, contributing to the rich tapestry of impressionistic works renowned for their vibrant use of color and light.

The artwork vividly captures a bouquet of flowers brimming with life, arranged in a dark vase that provides a stark contrast to the delicate petals. Monet’s brushstrokes are loose and expressive, a quintessential trait of Impressionism, wherein the focus is less on intricate detail and more on capturing the essence and atmosphere of the moment. Flecks of white, pink, and green hues intermingle to convey the lushness of the bouquet, and the subtle hints of sunlight filtering through suggest a natural setting. The background is rendered in soft, muted tones which serve to highlight the flowers themselves, allowing them to take center stage. The overall effect is one of spontaneity and sensory pleasure, inviting the viewer to experience the transient beauty of nature as seen through Monet’s eyes.

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