Claude Monet House, fireplace

The dining room fireplace. Note the many Japanese prints: Monet — like many artists in his time, and indeed many Europeans — was a big fan of Japanese woodblock prints, which became much more accessible after the Meiji Restoration.

He was particularly inspired by the practice of producing many works of one single subject, but from a number of perspectives and contexts. The work commonly known as “The Great Wave” but properly called “Under The Wave Off Kanagawa”, which is displayed elsewhere in the room, is just one of a series by artist Katsushika Hokusai titled “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji”,¬†produced from 1830 to 1832.

Monet applied this, among others, to his studies of Vétheuil, and of course his many Water Lilies paintings.

   10 May 2022
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