Arts Everyday Living: Monet’s Special Island—the Coast, Sea & Rose-Gold Sky

 

MONET’S SPECIAL ISLAND

THE COAST, SEA & ROSE-GOLD SKY

 

Claude Monet, Rocks at Belle-Ile, Port Domois, 1886, oil on canvas, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio

Claude Monet, Rocks at Belle-Ile, Port Domois, 1886, oil on canvas, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio

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.

 

 

 

 

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