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Claude Monet Paintings 1889-1894

Poplars, White and Yellow Effect by Claude Monet

Poplars, White and Yellow Effect by Claude Monet (39-3/8x25-5/8) oil on canvas, is housed in the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Poplars, White and Yellow Effect by Claude Monet (39-3/8x25-5/8) oil on canvas, is housed in the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Claude Monet's Poplars, White and Yellow Effect (1891) shows his point of view across the river toward the trees and that he incorporated their reflections upon the water. Through this he transformed his subject into an elegant pattern, with the trunks painted in dazzling yellow but mirrored in green on the water's surface. The pale blue of the sky strikes an atmospheric contrast, and the lively stroke suggests the stirring of a mild breeze on a warm day.

Four Trees by Claude Monet experiments with boundaries, patterns, and perspective. Check out the next section to see the bold choices featured in Monet's Four Trees.

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