The poppy field at Argenteuil, by Claude Monet, 1873 (print reply)
Monet painted the "Poppy Field at Argenteuil" in 1873. This image is very different from the other paintings he painted at the time. It is particularly remarkable that the colors in this painting look almost pale and transparent. Claude Monet * usually paints in very strong colors. The only exception is the smaller poppy field in the foreground. Monet works here again and again, with strong contrasts appearing between the strong green grass and the bright poppies. The poppies on the front of the image are painted in detail, while on the back they turn into hundreds of small red dots. Two women and two children can be seen in the painting, but only the boy's face in the foreground is clearly visible.
The "poppy field near Argenteuil" hangs in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.
Claude Monet * (1840-1926) is one of the most famous French painters and was one of the founders of Impressionism. In his images he repeatedly showed the beauty of nature, including in his famous painting "Poppy Field with Argenteuil".
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