Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of Monet-In Love With the Sea, Sunset & Stormy Weather

 

 

Claude Monet, Coucher de Soleil (Sunset), 1883, oil on canvas, Private Collection

 

Impressionist Claude Monet (1840-1926) grew up by the sea, off the coast of Normandy in northern France.  Although he spent most of his career living mainly by the Seine River, near Paris, he always returned to the ocean on his painting campaigns, particularly at Etretat, famed for its dramatic cliffs.

 

Claude Monet, Rough Weather at Etretat, 1883, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

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