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Claude Monet Paintings 1879-1886

Villas in Bordighera, Italy by Claude Monet

Villas in Bordighera, Italy by Claude Monet is an oil on canvas (45-1/4x51-1/4 inches) housed at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.
Villas in Bordighera, Italy by Claude Monet is an oil on canvas (45-1/4x51-1/4 inches) housed at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.

Claude Monet painted Villas in Bordighera, Italy in 1884. The artist spent three months working in Bordighera, a popular Italian resort town on the coast of the Mediterranean.

In letters to friend Alice Hoschedé, Monet expressed his delight at the natural colors of the sea and sky, shades of blue he feared he could not approximate. He confessed that the palm trees caused him problems, but his stay was productive, and the setting heated the color of his palette.

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In 1885, Claude Monet returned to the Channel Coast and found less than sunny conditions. See the sweeping view from Monet's hotel room in The Departure of the Boats, Etretat in the next section.

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