Palm Trees at Bordighera (1884) by Claude Monet - Art Poster
Palm Trees at Bordighera (1884) by Claude Monet- Art Poster
Monet first visited Italy’s southern coast with Renoir in December 1883. Shortly thereafter, he returned alone to paint, writing his dealer that working "à deux" was constraining. This scene and The Valley of the Nervia (30.95.251) reflect Monet’s excitement at the new motifs offered by the region’s palm trees and mountains. For this view, he ventured from his hotel in Bordighera and looked across the Bay of Ventimiglia toward the Alps on the French border. The dazzling colors challenged him to "dare to use all the tones of pink and blue," although what he truly needed was a "palette of diamonds and jewels."
Monet was a French painter and founder of impressionist painting who is seen as a key precursor to modernism, especially in his attempts to paint nature as he perceived it. During his long career, he was the most consistent and prolific practitioner of impressionism's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein air (outdoor) landscape painting. The term "Impressionism" is derived from the title of his painting Impression, soleil levant, exhibited in the 1874 ("exhibition of rejects") initiated by Monet and his associates as an alternative to the Salon.
His ambition to document the French countryside led to a method of painting the same scene many times so as to capture the changing of light and passing of the seasons. Among the best known examples are his series of haystacks (1890–91), paintings of the Rouen Cathedral (1894) and the paintings of water lilies in his garden in Giverny that occupied him continuously for the last 20 years of his life.
Frequently exhibited and successful during his lifetime, his fame and popularity soared in the second half of the 20th century when he became one of the world's most famous painters and a source of inspiration for burgeoning groups of artists.
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Maxi Poster - Poster Size 610 x 915mm - Printed area 590 x 895mm
Two Thirds Maxi Poster - Poster Size 406 x 610mm - Printed area 393 x 597mm
Tabloid Poster- Poster Size 305 x 457mm - Printer area 295 x 447mm
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