The Japanese Footbridge by Claude Monet

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Artist: Claude Monet
Print Size L: 22 3/4 x 21 3/4 inch
Finished Size L: 27 1/2 x 27 x 1 3/4 inch
Art Material: Giclée printing on Primary Quality Canvas
Frame Type: Victorian Style Gold Frame




Artist:                      Claude Monet

Title:                        The Japanese Footbridge

Year:                        1883

Artist Nationality:  France

Subject:                   Impressionism; Landscape & Nature

Art Shape:               Rectangle

Art Color:                 Earth Tone/Gold

Frame Type:            Victorian Style Gold Frame

Print Size:                22 3/4 x 21 3/4 inch

Finished Size:         27 1/2 x 27 x 1 3/4 inch

Art Technique:        Oil Painting

Art Material:            Giclée printing on Primary Quality Canvas

Collector:                 Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Published by:          UpperPin

Limited Edition:      3000

This Japanese Footbridge belongs to a series of paintings that are famously unique among Monet's body of work.  It portrays the bridge and its surroundings, featuring a fiery palette of maroons, rusts, and oranges. The subject, the bridge, is a vivid turquoise reflecting the light in the atmosphere bouncing off the flowers along the banks of the pond.

The top half of the painting shows what is behind the bridge, dominated by leaning branches and leaves. Vibrant greens and pinks dance from foreground to background, capturing the of light and shadow. Monet arranged the garden to his specifications and these depictions portray his version of nature.

This painting reflects an Impressionist's interpretation of Japanese ideas about a harmonious relationship between human and nature. As a subject, the footbridge does not dominate the plants, but exists within it, a symbol of a human's effort to immerse in nature. The garden, though depicting a natural landscape, is created artificially by Monet. This perfectly paradoxical Impressionist masterpiece is an ideal addition to your aesthetic collection.

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