Claude Monet - Antibes Seen from the Plateau Notre-Dame 1888

Antibes Seen from the Plateau Notre-Dame 1888
Meadow at Giverny
1888 65x81cm oil/canvas
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA

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From Museum of Fine Arts, Boston:
Monet’s pale and delicate paintings from his second Mediterranean visit in 1888 are dominated by pink and light blue and a softened light, which he exploited for its unifying properties. The old fort in the town of Antibes was Monet’s favorite motif during this period, but in this work he reduced the structure and its surrounding building to thick, rhythmic touches of yellow and blue paint, choosing to focus on the drama of sunlight and shadow instead of the architecture of the town.