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  • Steep Cliffs near Dieppe

    Artist:
    Monet, Claude. 1840-1926
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    65x100,5 cm

Monet, Claude. 1840-1926

Steep Cliffs near Dieppe

France, 1897

Dieppe, in Normandy, attracted Monet with the romantic potential of the cliffs by the sea. But it was not only the severity and drama of the cliffs which drew him, for in the painting they seem to lose their majestic monumentality and the artist concentrates on light and air effects. In the 1890s, the artist made particularly close study of effects of light and colour at different times of year and different times of the day, under different weather conditions and so on. An Impressionist to the core, faithful to the idea of conveying the dynamics of fleeting visual experiences, he created whole series of landscapes concentrating on one and the same motif, showing how nature changes depending on changes in the atmosphere and in the air.

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Steep Cliffs near Dieppe

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oil

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65x100,5 cm

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Entered the Hermitage in 1948; handed over from the State Museum of New Western Art in Moscow; originally in the Sergei Shchukin collection

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ГЭ-8992

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