Still Life with Flowers and Fruit, 1869 by Claude Monet


Still Life with Flowers and Fruit, 1869


Claude Monet

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Although painted in his studio, this still life shows the influence of the outdoor experiment that Claude Monet undertook in the summer and autumn of 1869 while he was living at Bougival, just outside Paris on the River Seine. His exercises in different painting techniques are seen in the way he softened the outline of forms and the manner in which he explored the descriptive possibilities of brush strokes. Broad and flat in the tablecloth, sketchy in the apples and short and dense in the flower petals. Monet`s technique is also apparent in the use of light to animate the surfaces of the flowers, fruit and tablecloth and in the way the colours are affected by the light, by reflections and by each other. This became the foundation for the development of the Impressionist technique in the decades that followed.