Printemps à Vétheuil (1880)

Monet, Claude (1840-1926)

Printemps à Vétheuil (Spring in Vétheuil)
Oil on canvas, 60.5 x 80.5 cm
Museum Boijmans Van BeuningenRotterdam

In order to paint the transient effects of light as directly as possible Monet mainly worked outdoors. He had to work quickly to ‘capture’ a particular moment in a constantly changing scene. This painting was thus painted in great haste. He stippled his subject with great virtuosity in order to give, quite literally, an impression of a day in springtime. (Boijmans)

See also:

• Vétheuil (France)