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.