Claude Monet - Rising Tide at Pourville 1882

Fisherman`s House in Petit-Ailly 1882
Rising Tide at Pourville
1882 66x81cm oil/canvas
Brooklyn Museum, New York

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From Brooklyn Museum, New York:
Painting in Normandy in the spring of 1882, Monet found rich subject matter in the cliff-bound stone cottages formerly occupied by customs officers who kept watch over the Channel coast. He depicted these rustic structures from a variety of angles in several canvases. Here painting from an elevated viewpoint, Monet crops the cottage and the ridge to capture the high horizon line where the whitecapped sea meets the darkened, stormy sky. While a powerful tide moves horizontally across the canvas, the equally untamed vegetation curls in bright brushstrokes of reds, yellows, greens, and blues on the side of the cliff.