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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.


Friday, October 8, 2010

Claude Monet

Palm Trees at Bordighera, 1884
Metropolitan Museum of Art New York City
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This canvas, like "The Valley of the Nervia", was painted during Monet's trip to the Italian Riviera in Early 1884.  The view looks to the west across the Bay of Ventimiglia and toward the Maritime Alps on the Italian-French border.  Monet who had first visited the Riviera with Renoir in December 1883 decided to return alone on his second trip from mid-January to early April 1884; he later wrote Renoir that he felt working
"at deux" was aways a mistake.

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