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Monet painted five views of the Parc Monceau: three in 1876 and two in 1878. In this canvas, the disposition of light and shade in the foreground, the patterns of the leaves, and the broad contours beginning to develop in areas of strong contrast suggest that Monet had already begun to experiment with the boldly two-dimensional motifs that would characterize his work of the 1880s and 1890s.
Chrysanthemums Claude Monet (French, Paris 1840–1926 Giverny) Date: 1882 Medium: Oil on canvas Dimensions: 39 1/2 x 32 1/4 in. (100.3 x 81.9 cm) Classification: Paintings Credit Line: H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 Accession Number: 29.100.106 This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 819
Claude Monet: (14 November 1840—5 December 1926) was a founder of French impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein-air landscape painting. The term Impressionism is derived from the title of his painting Impression, Sunrise
The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Selected Highlights: Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926) Camille, 1866 Oil on canvas; 90 15/16 x 59 1/2 in. (231 x 151 cm) Kunsthalle Bremen, Der Kunstverein in Bremen