Claude Monet - Cap Martin 1884

Cap Martin 1884
Cap Martin
1884 65x82cm oil/canvas
Private collection

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From Museum of Fine Arts, Boston:
This picture belongs to a group Monet painted on the French Riviera in April 1884. We stand on the eastern side of the cape, looking across the bay towards the Maritime Alps. Monet was drawn back to the Mediterranean coast, which he had visited with Renoir the previous December, for the intensity of its light. To suggest the sky’s airy expanse, he left much of the upper portion in reserve, indicating the contours of cloud and mountain with a few sketchy strokes.