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 framed print of Claude Monet's The Artist's Garden in Argenteuil (A Corner of the Garden with Dahlias) (1873) is part of our Masterworks collection of reproductions, specially created using the Gallery's finest quality digital imaging. The image was printed to Gallery specifications and the frame was selected as a style appropriate to the period.
Although the impressionist exhibitions took place in Paris, most of the core members of the group spent the 1870s living and working in smaller towns surrounding the capital. Monet moved to Argenteuil in December 1871 and stayed there for six years. During this critical period of impressionism his house was an important meeting place for his friends and colleagues. Alfred Sisley, Auguste Renoir, Édouard Manet, Gustave Caillebotte, Pissarro, Edgar Degas, and Paul Cézanne all visited him at various times, either to share a meal or to paint and discuss their artistic goals. Argenteuil had much to offer Monet and his fellow impressionists: conveniently located with respect to Paris, yet less expensive than living in the city, it also presented them with a wide range of motifs for their landscape paintings. The views in and around the town were a great inspiration for Monet throughout his stay, making his years in Argenteuil among the most productive of his career.
- 7.5 x 10 inches (print), 8.6 x 11 inches (framed)
- Archival, premium matte paper behind glass
- Archival pigment inks
- Poly frame, gold
- Ready to hang