About the Artist
Claude Monet (1840–1926) was an innovative leader of the impressionists, a group of painters who strove to capture the endless variations of light and atmosphere found in nature through plein air landscape painting. Over the course of Monet's career, his technique and vision developed. His art, originally grounded in the realism of direct observation, eventually reflected his interest in rendering an abstract sensation of nature.
This poster is a reproduction of Claude Monet's Woman with a Parasol - Madame Monet and Her Son (1875). The work was painted outdoors, most likely in a single session. Monet intended the work to convey the feeling of a casual outing rather than a formal portrait, and he used a pose and setting that suggests that his wife and son were mid-stroll when he captured their likenesses. The brevity of the moment is conveyed by a series of animated brushstrokes of vibrant color, hallmarks of the impressionist style.
- 22 x 28 inches