Arrival of the Normandy Train, Gare Saint-Lazare, 1877 by Claude Monet



Title

Arrival of the Normandy Train, Gare Saint-Lazare, 1877

Artist

Claude Monet

Ref GM3254
Type Fine Art Print
Image Size 32" x 24" (81 x 60 cm)
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Description  
The Gare Saint-Lazare was the largest and busiest train station in Paris. Early in 1877 with help from his friend Caillebotte, Monet rented an apartment close to the station and began the first of 12 canvases showing this icon of modernity. This painting along with 6 others, was displayed at the third ever Impressionist exhibition in April 1877. There is a story that Monet arranged to have the standing locomotives stoked with extra coal, so that he could observe and paint the effects of belching steam which was dull grey when trapped inside the station, but changed to white and cloud like when seen against the sky.