Description of the painting by Claude Monet “Antibes in the morning”

Description of the painting by Claude Monet “Antibes in the morning”

Description of the painting by Claude Monet Antibes in the morning

This canvas of the famous impressionist painter, landscape painter Claude Monet. He is often called the founder of impressionism. Pictures differ in surprising ease put smears, lightness, a saturation of color scale.

Antibes is an amazingly picturesque resort town in Italy, located on the Cape of the Bay of Angels, between Nice and Cannes. The picture is immediately struck by its saturation, play of colors and tones. In the foreground of the picture are green trees on a small rock, from where a wonderfully aerial view of Antibes opens.

Light, gentle tones of foliage, ripples of turquoise sea waves, the game of sun glare – all this is simply breathtaking. If you look more closely at the canvas, you can see that the picture is completely out of contours. The air is transmitted by a masterfully special method characteristic of the artist – he applies strokes one by one, thereby creating smooth, barely noticeable color and tonal transitions.

You can see how the contour of the gently pink mountains barely noticeable, smoothly turns into the blue of a clear sky, merges with it. The leaves of the trees, dissolved in this blueness, the sky translucent through the foliage, all this gives the picture transparency and atmosphericity, creates the illusion that the foliage moves in the sea wind, and the sun’s rays are in endless play, its glare glides over the earth and water, breaking through transparent foliage.

Gentle south of the sun – everywhere – and in the yellow walls of the city, and in the mist of the mountains, and in the sea water. Due to this, all the tones in the picture, even cold (blue, turquoise, green) seem so warm, and so reliably convey the warm air of the southern Italian town!


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