MONET’S SPECIAL ISLAND
THE COAST, SEA & ROSE-GOLD SKY
I felt the need, in order to widen my field of observation, and to refresh my vision in front of new sights, to take myself away for a while from the area where I was living, to make some trips lasting several weeks in Normandy, Brittany and elsewhere….
Claude Monet, letter to Francois Thiebault-Sisson
During the 1880s, Impressionist master Claude Monet (1840-1926) traveled several times to the coast of northern France (including the island of Belle-Ile just off the coast of Brittany portrayed above), leaving to posterity a legacy of unforgettable seascapes.
The image is used solely for educational purposes and in the U.S. public domain.