It’s day 12 of Culture Tourist Art Blogmas today. And I’m sharing another work by Claude Monet with you – his Snow at Argenteuil.
Art Blogmas 2022
We’ve been exploring winter landscapes together for the last twelve days already. And it’s so amazing to see how artists depicted the same motif of white snow and winter in such different ways. Today’s painting shows that well, too.
Claude Monet: Snow at Argenteuil
If you compare painting from yesterday’s Art Blogmas with one we’re hosting today, they look so different. But not only Renoir and Monet are painting the same topic – winter landscape. They also painted them in the same style.
In his Snow at Argenteuil, Claude Monet uses soft shades of pastel blue and purple, making this painting so delicate. With his brushstrokes of blue, purple and peach, he’s creating a texture of soft snow. One can almost hear the squeaky sound of passers-by walking through the deep snow.
But he isn’t stopping with the brilliant texture there. With the fine lines and how he pulled the brush, we can feel the wind current and the movement of the thin layer of clouds.
Renoir painted people in the painting we saw in the Art Blogmas yesterday, almost as the black shadows on the white background of snow. In contrast, Monet’s people are as soft as the pastel background on which he’s placing them. Giving the whole painting in that way, almost a dreamy glow.
With all that, Claude Monet’s Snow at Argenteuil is a lovely example of the Impressionist winter landscape.
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