Monet Claude – Boulevard des Capucines

The image of this particular part of the famous Parisian boulevard is often found among the works of the French impressionist. Many of his works have survived, depicting this street in different weather, different times of day and seasons. Without the slightest doubt, this work can be attributed to Impressionism – a style, one of the founders of which Monet is.

In the painting, Claude Monet depicted Boulevard des Capucines in Paris in early spring, it is clear that the snow is still lying on the street. It is late in the morning in the courtyard, the boulevard is living its own active life. A lot of people are depicted on the canvas, but this does not mean that there are fewer of them in the evening, this is confirmed by other works by Claude Monet. In addition to people, horse-drawn carriages and more recently appeared miracles of technology – cars pass along the street. Also on the boulevard there are shops, theaters, restaurants, cafes. Life in the capital does not stand still, it is active, bright and fleeting.

Year of painting: 1874.

The size of the painting: 59 x 79 cm.

Material: canvas.

Writing technique: oil.

Genre: urban landscape.

Style: impressionism.

Gallery: Nelson-Atkins Art Museum, Kansas, USA.

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