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Subjects : Seascape
Keywords : Painting, Painting, sailing, yacht, yacht
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Red Boats

Argenteuil is an oil on canvas measuring 56 × 67 cm, painted by Claude Monet in 1875 and now in the Musée de l'Orangerie in Paris. In December 1871, Monet moved to Argenteuil with his family. This town to the north-west of Paris had become a favourite haunt of sailing enthusiasts, and Monet painted at least five views of the Quai d'Argenteuil in 1875. Two of the paintings in the series, including this one, are almost identically framed and have the same title, Les barques vermelles, Argenteuil, in Wildenstein's catalogue raisonné. This painting entered the Walter-Guillaume collection in 1955 and was one of Dominique Walter's last acquisitions. It had belonged to the painter Romaine Brooks, a well-known figure in literary and artistic Paris between the wars. In the present version, the intense red colour of the boats at the centre of the composition contrasts with the complementary blue of the water and sky, and with the green of the grasses and seaweed emerging from the water of the Seine, while the long vertical lines of the boats' legs mark a rhythm on the surface of the canvas and give structure to the composition. The whole is reinforced by the white of the sails and the navy blue of the bows on the left. The real subject of the painting, however, is the diffuse shimmer of light in the air and underwater. Monet captures with luminosity and delicacy the fleeting effect of the sky in the water, and the mirrors on the water's surface, through the juxtaposition of small, [...]


This artwork is a painting from the modern period. It belongs to the impressionism style.


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