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Artist: Claude MONET
Title: Meadow at Giverny
Date Made: 1894
Lender: Art Museum, Princeton University, New Jersey
Meadow at Giverny reveals the growing sensuousness of Monet’s art. It is more a field of energies than a stable landscape. While governed by Art nouveau’s sinuous line and artificial colours, it still gives a sense that, however transformed, it is based on intense observation of nature. Thus the meadow is dissolved into lines of force formed from long streaks of violet and green; but these gradually reveal themselves as shadows that seem to vibrate in the light of the setting sun, which also catches at the slender line of the distant tree.
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