Monet’s seascapes

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Fondation Beyeler – Monet 21

Cabane des douaniers at Varengeville. Monet painted this lovely cliff-top cottage from many angles. Unlike the earlier work I posted, the cottage here does not melt into the background, it sticks out from the cliff and challenges the horizon; it’s vertical and diagonal lines contrast with the horizontal ones nature has laid out. Even the … Continue reading


Fondation Beyeler – Monet 20

On the cliff at Pourville. The afternoon haze blurs the boats as the gaze goes farther afield, the cliff is an unsteady base to stand on; and yet, I could sit on the edge of the precipice for hours, watching time sail by.

Fondation Beyeler – Monet 18

City by the sea. The air is warmer in this work; the tone is summer, the breeze saturated. The tree in the foreground is suddenly what you are thankful for!

Fondation Beyeler – Monet 17

One of Monet’s seascapes. He chooses his place carefully, the sunlight catching the city at just the right angle. Placed perfectly between the green canopies of the trees, the azure of the sky and the deeper blues of the ocean, it seems suspended in mid-air. Why is there no path to it visible, I wondered.