Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926) Seascape: Storm, 1866 Oil on ...
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Claude Monet (French, 1840 1926)   Seascape: Storm , 1866 Oil on canvas Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts     Claude Monet moved with his family to Le Havre, France, when he was a young boy. There in 1856, he met Eugene Boudin, who introduced him to the practice of painting outdoors. The Normandy coast was a landscape familiar to Monet and the subject of many early works, including two that marked his debut in the Paris Salon of 1865. While he did not settle in Normandy, he returned to the area for many visits.  In Seascape: Storm , Monet approaches the problem of portraying a sailing ship on the open water. He conveys no trace of land as the boat cuts through the dark, choppy sea. In the distance, the sunlight produces a bright green strip near the horizon line, creating the impression that Monet himself was painting in an open boat on the water. Capturing the movement of water, wind, and boat was challenging for painters. The same subject was attempted several years earlier by photographers whose work may have influenced Monet and other painters.