Monet: Boats at Argenteuil

In this painting Monet wants us to luxuriate in the calm of an afternoon on the river at Argenteuil.

Monet: Boats at Argenteuil
The original.

Monet: Boats at Argenteuil
One of my versions. Simpler. Still nice. You can do a painting like this, or a better one, in 4 hours with my instruction.

Did you know that 92.5 % of Monet's boats are exactly the same shape?

A boat. By Monet.
A boat.
By Monet.

I didn't know that either, until I learned this painting. Does that mean Monet couldn't paint boats? Not at all, he was a master draughtsman. But he knew how to tell a story in images, and these paintings are not really directed at the boating fanatic.

Monet: Boats at Argenteuil.
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Including the boats.

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Monet: Boats at Argenteuil
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