Monet: Lane in the Poppy Fields at Ile Saint Martin, 1880

In 1880 Monet painted twenty-six summer views around the village of Vetheuil, visible in the background. Six were painted from the island Saint-Martin in the Seine.

Monet: Lane in the Poppy Fields at Ile Saint Martin,1880
Monet's original painting.

This picture may appear to be simple, but look closely at the exquisite brushwork and subtle colour contrasts. The work captures the flavour and essence of a bucolic rural environ.

You can almost smell the fresh air!

Monet's landscape work is unfussy, elegant and pretty much forms the %quot;bible" for all landscape artists since then. The figures are his wife and child. He spent a lot of time in this region of France and produced many paintings featuring these fields pf poppies lavender and grain crops.

The painting also gives us the opportunity to practice the brush strokes Monet uses to show grass and trees - brush strokes which are still in use today by all landscape artists.

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Van Gogh: starry Night - step by step
Van Gogh: starry Night - step by step

Monet: Poppy field near Argenteuil, 1873 - step by step
Monet: Poppy field near Argenteuil, 1873 - step by step

Monet: Boats at Argenteuil - step by step
Monet: Boats at Argenteuil - step by step

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Klimt: The Kiss, 1908

"The Kiss" is one of the most reproduced paintings of modern times. In it, Klimt combines abstract symbols on a two dimensional plane with his mastery of traditional portraiture.

The effect is lavish and quintessentially romantic.

The original version of "The Kiss" is 1.8 x 1.8 metres. In this smaller excerpt I have focused on the lovers.

Key to it's appeal lies is the artful combination of portraiture with decorative design and the use of gold leaf.

Note that this version uses faux gold leaf, you can commission the piece with real gold, and in any size.

Klimt: The Kiss, 1908
Gustav Klimt (1862-1918)
"The Kiss" 1907-08. 180 x 180 cm
Style: Vienna secession, Art Nouveau, Symbolist

According to google this is the third most popular painting in the world!

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