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Retired and enjoying my free time to paint. I love the French Impressionism era. Monet, Renoir, Bazille and Manet are some of my favorites.


Saturday, October 9, 2010

Claude Monet

The Valley of The Nervia,1884
Metropolitan Museum of Art New York City
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Monet Painted "The Valley of the Nervia" during a ten-week trip to the Italian Riviera in early 1884.  The river Nervia flows into the Mediterranean near the French-Italian border between Ventimiglia and Bordighera.  The Maritime Alps are visible in the background behind the village of Camporosso.  In this painting Monet employs the lighter, brighter palette that he first adopted after a trip to the Riviera in 1883.

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