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Rocks at Belle-Ile, 1886

 
 
 
 
 
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Artist Monet, Oscar-Claude Monet never tired of making trips up and down the coast of Normandy stopping at the most picturesque spots. In 1882 he rented the Villa Juliette at Pourville and made it his base for visits to the surrounding areas. He painted many rock outcrop scenes, most memorably at Etretat and Falaise, but here he treats the rock structure just as he would a country landscape, by blending in the crashing white surf with the craggy pinnacles. In such scenes, Monet often decenters his landscapes by leaving wide open areas of sea and sky broken only by a grassy cliff top which edges into the lower left portion of the canvas.

 

 
Date

1886

 
Institution Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow
   
Medium Oil on canvas
 
Dimensions 65 х 81 cm
 
 
 

 

 

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