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Claude Monet Paintings 1873-1878


Boulevard des Capucines by Claude Monet
Claude Monet's Boulevard des Capucines  (31-5/8x23-3/4 inches) is an oil on canvas housed  Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri
Claude Monet's Boulevard des Capucines (31-5/8x23-3/4 inches) is an oil on canvas housed  Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri

Claude Monet worked on Boulevard des Capucines during 1873-1874. The first Impressionist exhibition was held in French photographer Felix Tournachon's (known as Nadar) studio on Boulevard des Capucines. Monet takes a high point of view, as if looking down from an apartment balcony as the crowds rush through the chilled air.

The painting presented a genuine glimpse of Parisian life on a winter day, and the critic Ernest Chesneau claimed that Monet captured the elusive quality of movement with unprecedented skill.

Learn about Monet's The Luncheon, Monet's Garden at Argenteuil, a picnic scene, in the next section.

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