Church at Vetheuil with Snow by Claude Monet
The Church at Vétheuil with Snow was painted by Claude Monet in 1879. In the autumn of 1878, Monet moved his family to Vétheuil. His new locale was featured in six of the works he submitted to the fourth Impressionist exhibition the following spring.
Monet returned to his old fascination with a snow-clad landscape, using a broken brush stroke to suggest the glimmer of low winter light on the frozen surface. Dashes of red -- on the gate of the tower and on the riverbank-- enliven the muted palette.
Claude Monet would continue to be inspired by the harsh winter season. See his painting The Break-up of the Ice in the next section.