The Beach at Trouville

Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926) – The Beach at Trouville, 1870 (Oil on canvas, The National Gallery, London) – The figure to the left is probably Monet’s wife Camille, and the woman reading may be the wife of Eugène Boudin… The painting is unusual in its composition – a close-up of symmetrically disposed figures – and in the bravura of its technique. The white dashes of paint indicating the dress are prominent. They contrast with the shadowed face, probably concealed by a veil, and the parasol shading the flowered hat…

Claude Monet - The Beach at Trouville

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