Claude Monet - Fishing Boats at Étretat 1885

Fishing Boats 1885
Fishing Boats at Étretat
1885 73x91cm oil/canvas
Seattle Museum of Art

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From Seattle Museum of Art:
Étretat, a resort on the Normandy coast, was famous for steep cliffs and dramatic rock formations that attracted painters as well as vacationers. Like Gustave Courbet before him, Monet was drawn to the visual drama of the site and created over seventy views from near and distant vantage points. Here, the artist has chosen a view that omits any sign of people or tourist amenities and instead imparts a sense of the town’s origins as a fishing village.