Painting by Claude Monet “The impression of the rising sun”

The picture with the original name “Sea” was foreseen for a great future. Despite the clearly defined date, 72 Monet was mistaken, since the work was written in 1873 in Le Havre, where a wonderful view of the port was opened from the window of a small hotel.

In 1874, the painting was being prepared for the exhibition of the Anonymous Society of Artists, and at the very last moment Monet changed the name, which would define the whole direction of painting – “Impression, Sunrise.”

An amazing canvas gives rise to a lot of emotions. Fragmentary examination reveals a certain untidiness – fast technique, small strokes, figures are barely outlined. However, the innovation was that the artist did not copy the reality, did not strive for reliability, but transferred to the canvas his impression of what he saw. Master demonstrates the inextricable relationship between blue water and sunrise. It is very difficult to visually divide the sky and the

sea, to the horizon all the colors merge. In the center of attention is a small red disc of the sun and bright flashes, which lie uneven lines on the ribbed surface of the sea.

All 165 paintings exhibited together with the “Sunrise” from the famous photographer Nadar, were severely criticized. The society, brought up on traditional subjects and canons of painting, was incomprehensible lack of clear lines, mottled color coloring and strange themes of paintings. “Impressive” artists with irony and sarcasm call them the magazine “Shari-vari”, referring to the picture of Monet, which does not upset the younger generation (unless Degas was unhappy). Since then, they call themselves “Impressionists” (with a French impression), proclaiming the freedom of the artist from any postulates and the views of society.

Despite the fact that the exhibition was not successful, a number of paintings, including “Impression” were bought, albeit for little money. Masterpiece Monet was in Ernest Oshad. In 1985, the painting was stolen from the Marmottan Museum in Paris, and only five years later it was found. In 1991, it was again presented to the public.

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Painting by Claude Monet “The impression of the rising sun”