Monet: Spring Flowers, 1864 (excerpt)

Monet: Spring Flowers, 1864 (excerpt)

" Isolated against a dark background, the fully mature peonies, potted hydrangeas, and basketed lilacs spill downward and outward from the geraniums at the rear. At the same time, Monet's energetic brushwork conveys the sparkling play of light on leaves and petals."
Description from the Cleveland Museum of Art.

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Monet: Spring Flowers, 1864 (excerpt)

Monet: Spring Flowers, 1864 (excerpt) | Paint this in our 'Gallery Quality Painting' sessions | www.inglisacademy.com
My interpretation.

It's common practice in music to take a section of a larger work to study and perform.

The art of the paraphrase is in finding a section that stands alone as a strong composition.

Monet: Spring Flowers, 1864 (excerpt)

With masterworks this is usually not too hard, as the sub-sections are usually also well composed.

Monet: Spring Flowers, 1864 (excerpt)
The original by Monet.
Oil on fabric | Dimensions: (unframed) 116.8 x 90.5 cm (46 x 35 5/8 in.)

What will we learn in this painting?

  • Chroma
  • Composition
  • Counterpoint
  • Floral Painting
  • Still Life

Monet: Spring Flowers, 1864 (excerpt) | Paint this in our 'Gallery Quality Painting' sessions | www.inglisacademy.com
This painting has a beautiful muted palette.

Monet: Spring Flowers, 1864 (excerpt) | Paint this in our 'Gallery Quality Painting' sessions | www.inglisacademy.com
Texture mapping

Monet: Spring Flowers, 1864 (excerpt) | Paint this in our 'Gallery Quality Painting' sessions | www.inglisacademy.com
Impasto

Monet: Spring Flowers, 1864 (excerpt) | Paint this in our 'Gallery Quality Painting' sessions | www.inglisacademy.com
Detail

Monet: Spring Flowers, 1864 (excerpt) | Paint this in our 'Gallery Quality Painting' sessions | www.inglisacademy.com
Detail

Monet: Spring Flowers, 1864 (excerpt) | Paint this in our 'Gallery Quality Painting' sessions | www.inglisacademy.com
Detail

Monet: Spring Flowers, 1864 (excerpt) | Paint this in our 'Gallery Quality Painting' sessions | www.inglisacademy.com
Detail

Monet: Spring Flowers, 1864 (excerpt) | Paint this in our 'Gallery Quality Painting' sessions | www.inglisacademy.com
My interpretation.

Resources

Zoomable image at the Cleveland Museum of art.

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