Effet de Brouillard près de Dieppe by Claude Monet
Effet de Brouillard près de Dieppe by Claude Monet Effet de Brouillard près de Dieppe by Claude Monet Effet de Brouillard près de Dieppe by Claude Monet Effet de Brouillard près de Dieppe by Claude Monet
Effet de Brouillard près de Dieppe by Claude Monet

Effet de Brouillard près de Dieppe by Claude Monet

  • This atmospheric and energetic oil on canvas is the work of Claude Monet
  • The Impressionist master adeptly captures the effect of fog on the seaside cliffs of Normandy
  • The painting is part of an important series of works the artist composed in 1882
  • Today, this experimental period is considered among the most important in Monet's celebrated career
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Claude Monet
1840-1926 | French

Effet de Brouillard près de Dieppe
(Fog Effect near Dieppe)

Signed and dated “Claude Monet 82” (lower right)
Oil on canvas

This foggy view of the cliffs near the fishing port city of Dieppe in Normandy is an outstanding example of Claude Monet's distinctive style. The stunning cliff-top scene is part of a series of works the artist completed on the Normandy coast in 1882 that remain among the most important of the artist’s career. The Impressionist master's coastal landscape is strikingly abstract, as heavy fog obscures all but the shadowy silhouette of the seaside cliffs. A visual record of the effects of light and atmosphere on the world around him, this breathtaking composition embodies the defining objectives of Monet's groundbreaking Impressionist ideals.

Monet was deeply attached to the coast of Normandy, and he returned to the region throughout he career to revisit the seascapes that so enamored him. The 1882 series to which the present work belongs was almost certainly spurred by a major retrospective of Gustave Courbet's seascapes held at the École des Beaux-Arts in 1882. Courbet was a strong and enduring influence on Monet's work - the two had painted alongside one another early in Monet's career in the 1860s. Monet's scenes of the Normandy coast are clearly indebted to Courbet, in both subject and perspective.

Unlike his Realist mentor, however, Monet pushed the boundaries of abstract experimentation in his Normandy compositions. The present example is dominated by a myriad of energetic and complicated brushstrokes in an array of vibrant and pastel hues. The work demonstrates Monet’s talent for using only the most basic elements – the earth, sea, and sky – to reflect a sense of both atmosphere and vitality. Other works from the 1882 Dieppe series are currently held in the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, Cleveland Museum of Art and the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. Viewing each together, one achieves a sense of this master painter’s unparalleled talent for capturing changes in light and atmosphere at different moments in time.

Born in Paris in 1840, Claude Monet was a leading figure of the Impressionist movement. Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro and Berthe Morisot were counted among his colleagues, and his works stood beside theirs at the first Impressionist exhibition of 1874. Today, Monet’s works are represented in the finest museums around the globe, including the National Gallery (London), the Musée D’Orsay (Paris), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the Louvre (Paris), The Hermitage (St. Petersburg), and many others.

Dated 1882

Frame: 33 1/2” high x 42” wide
Canvas: 23” high x 31 1/2” wide

Exhibited:
Monet, Durand-Ruel, Paris, 1883, no. 45
Works in Oil and Pastel by the Impressionists of Paris, American Art Galleries, New York, 1886, no. 198
Monet, Union League Club, New York, 1891, no. 77
World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893, no. 3009
Monet, The Lotos Club, New York, 1899, no. 1

References:
"Chronique: Dix Tableaux de Claude Monet," La Justice, 15 March 1883, by G. Geffroy, p. 2
"Exposition de Claude Monet," Journal des Artistes, 16 March 1883, by P. Labarrière
"Histoire de l"Impressionisme," La Vie artistique, 1884, by G. Geffroy, p. 61
Monet, 1948, by O. Reuterswärd, p. 284
Claude Monet: Biographie et Catalogue Raisonné, vol. II, 1979, by D. Wildenstein, pp. 66-67 (illustrated)
Monet: Catalogue Raisonné, vol. II, 1996, by D. Wildenstein, p. 1882 (illustrated)

Provenance:
Durand-Ruel, Paris (acquired from the artist in 1882)
Albert Spencer, New York, 1886
Mme A. Holtz, Paris
Durand-Ruel, 1911
Harry Whittemore, Connecticut, 1911
Parke-Bernet, New York, March 30-31, 1949, no. 203
Sam Salz, New York
Paulette Goddard Remarque
Sotheby's Parke-Bernet, New York, November 7, 1797, no. 518
Sotheby's New York, May 18, 1900, no. 313
Private collection
Sotheby's New York, November 13, 1997, no. 215
Private collection
M.S. Rau Antiques, New Orleans, 2017
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Artist: Monet, Claude
Framed:42"W x 33 1/2"H
Unframed:31 1/2"W x 23"H
Period: 1816-1918
Origin:France
Subject:Landscape
Width:42 Inches
Height:33 1/2 Inches
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