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"Snow at Argenteuil" (c. 1874) is reproduced from
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 12/16/2020

Snow Day Dreams inspired by by Monet

"Snow at Argenteuil" (c. 1874) is reproduced from Monet: Paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, back in stock after selling out almost immediately upon first delivery. "In late 1871 the artist, along with his wife, Camille, and young son Jean, moved to Argenteuil, a town less than eight miles from the center of Paris, where they would stay until 1878," author Katie Hanson writes. "During the winter of 1874–75, Monet painted eighteen snow scenes. Here, the limited color palette evokes the bleakness of the cold weather, with its silvery gray atmosphere recalling paintings of Corot. Monet was perhaps also inspired by Japanese prints of falling snow that he admired. The veil of white dots activates and energizes the scene. Monet and his Impressionist cohort were fascinated by the effects of light and weather, and by the ways seasonal and atmospheric changes rendered a familiar location strange, allowing it to be seen anew…"

Monet: Paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Monet: Paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Hbk, 9.5 x 10 in. / 88 pgs / 40 color.

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