Sea - Claude Monet. Oil, canvas 22.5 x 31.5
The changing and boundless expanse of water, undergoing constant metamorphoses, could not but attract the artist Claude Monet. No other painter has sought to dissect the same landscape in such detail, observing how his face changes with the movement of the sun across the horizon.
The sea gave the master great scope for creativity - turbulent oncoming waves, which display the sky, sun glare, walking along the water surface, a picturesque landscape, constant excitement and movement. Catching such moments is not an easy task, but she was capable of the genius of Monet.
The painting “Sea” or “Morning at Sea” was painted in 1881, and this was not the first work of the marina genre. As usual, the author created a series of similar paintings.
The more you look at the canvas, the more new elements open. The turbulent sea, full of white foam, is surrounded by high cliffs. The water is painted in rather gloomy tones, dark blue, green, brown, which indicates cloudy weather - the sea is waiting for rain. But looking towards the horizon, you can see bright yellow tones, as if the sun peeks out from behind the clouds, illuminating the restless ridges, trying to disperse the weather. The sun's rays have already lit up the stones on the shore and the tops of the hills.
In life, more than once you have to observe this brief time, when the gloom is inferior to the onslaught of the sun. Monet caught this brief moment with his attentive gaze and managed to convey it on the canvas, thanks to his unique mastery and divine talent.