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Claude Monet Paintings 1861-1874


On the Bank of the Seine, Bennecourt by Claude Monet
Claude Monet 's On the Bank of the Seine, Bennecourt                              (32-1/4x39-5/8 inches) is an oil-on-canvas work housed                                            as part of the Potter Palmer Collection                                            in The Art Institute of Chicago.
Claude Monet 's On the Bank of the Seine, Bennecourt (32-1/4x39-5/8 inches) is an oil-on-canvas work housed as part of the Potter Palmer Collection in The Art Institute of Chicago.

Claude Monet painted On the Bank of the Seine, Bennecourt in 1868. Monet's bold handling of color reveals in a simple subject -- his wife, Camille, looking across the Seine at the suburb of Bennecourt -- the power of his innovative approach.

Working with patches of blue, ocher, and pink, Monet defines the setting not through form and location but through the more elusive elements of light and reflection.

See Monet's stark and snowy work, The Magpie in the next section.

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