Vetheuil in Winter (1879) by Claude Monet

Vetheuil in Winter - Claude Monet - 1879

Artwork Information

TitleVetheuil in Winter
ArtistClaude Monet
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationFrick Collection, New York City, NY, US

About Vetheuil in Winter

The artwork “Vetheuil in Winter,” created by artist Claude Monet in 1879, is a fine example of the Impressionism movement. This landscape genre painting is part of the collection housed at the Frick Collection in New York City, NY, US. Monet’s work is renowned for capturing the essence of a scene with quick brush strokes and a vivid sense of light.

In “Vetheuil in Winter,” Monet depicts a serene winter scene. The painting captures the sleepy town of Vetheuil blanketed in snow, nestled along the banks of the Seine River. The cool color palette conveys the chill of the season, with shades of white, blue, and gray dominating the composition. To the left, the town climbs upward toward the church that punctuates the skyline, its architecture a testament to the historical resilience against the elements. Below, the frozen river reflects the muted tones of the sky and village, while a small group of figures navigates the icy waters in a boat, providing a sense of scale and liveliness amidst the otherwise tranquil landscape. Monet’s distinctive brushwork imbues the scene with a dynamic quality, his dabs of paint suggesting the fleeting effects of light and atmosphere with an immediacy that is characteristic of the Impressionist style. Through the artwork, Monet reveals the ephemeral beauty of the winter light and its play upon the landscape, inviting viewers to share in the quietude and simple grandeur of the moment captured.

Other Artwork from Claude Monet

More Impressionism Artwork

Scroll to Top