Flowers - Claude Monet. Oil on Canvas 66x81 cm
All the images of Monet’s flowers can be conditionally divided into two types - flowers that stand in vases or baskets, and natural flowers growing on the ground. Throughout his life, Monet carried a love of flowers - he admired them, grew them, and, of course, painted.
The painting "Flower Island in the Seine near Vetheia", written in 1880, shows the viewer a rich floral landscape. Most of the picture is filled with green color - floral greenery grows so dense that it seems like a wild overgrown corner of the garden. Through the foliage, bright, blurry colors of the heads of the flowers appear, which are visually impossible to determine. However, the artist did not seek to detail, as always, he sought to capture the impression.
The part of the picture richly filled with greenery is balanced by an empty free landscape, depicting houses on the other side of the reservoir and a calm, even sky, appearing in the upper part of the work. As if thick foliage suddenly parted, giving the opportunity to view the horizon.
Monet believed that in the world there is nothing more beautiful than two things - flowers and painting. A talented artist, a bold innovator, an attentive spectator, Monet was able to combine these two perfect incarnations for him.