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Claude Monet Paintings 1879-1886


Bouquet of Sunflowers by Claude Monet
Bouquet of Sunflowers by Claude Monet is an oil on canvas (39-3/4x32-1/8 inches) housed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York
Bouquet of Sunflowers by Claude Monet is an oil on canvas (39-3/4x32-1/8 inches) housed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York

Claude Monet painted The Bouquet of Sunflowers in 1881. Six floral still lifes were included in Monet's submission to the seventh Impressionist exhibition.

Monet had painted bouquets of flowers on occasion throughout his career, and now, in a time of financial crisis, his own garden offered an alternative to expensive travel searching for subjects to paint. Critics praised these works and expressed surprise at Monet's mastery of such a traditional subject.

But Claude Monet would once again set his easel toward the sea. Learn about his painting Cliff Walk at Pourville in the next section.

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