Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926) – Springtime, 1872 (Oil on canvas. The Walters Art Museum) – Monet moved to Argenteuil in late December 1871. In this painting, Monet was less interested in capturing a likeness than in studying how unblended dabs of color could suggest the effect of brilliant sunlight filtered through leaves. During the early 1870s, Monet frequently depicted views of his backyard garden that included his wife, Camille, and their son, Jean…

Claude Monet  – Springtime