Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Women in the Garden 1866

Women in the Garden is an oil on canvas painting done by impressionist painter Claude Monet in 1866. Through research, I found that critics believed that Monet was able to master the illusion of natural light in the mechanisms he used in this painting. Not only were the colors and shadows used as an example of this natural light, but also the way in which the sleeves on the dresses of each woman are slightly translucent in nature. Also, I found that this painting was actually rejected by the Paris salons in 1867 because of it being weak in terms of its narrative. I personally enjoy this painting, because of the way in which natural light is portrayed along with the seemingly three different stories occurring among the four figures in the painting.

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