Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

The Cliff

Title

The Cliff

Creator

Unknown

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Publisher

Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

The monumentality of the famous cliffs at the coastal resort of Etretat in Normandy is not typical of most of Monet's other subjects. He usually chose a quiet corner of a meadow or stretch of river for his landscapes. The Etretat painting does, however, serve as a typical example of the Impressionist style. There is an emphasis on atmospheric conditions and the effects of light as the day progresses. Colors are vibrant and applied to the canvas in separated brushstrokes that create the illusion of motion in the water. Close examination of the setting sun reveals Monet's technique of applying one color of paint over another while still wet, achieving a partial mixture of colors but not a blending.

Keywords

Raleigh, North Carolina, Style: French Impressionist, School: Impressionist, Movement: Impressionism, French, Painting;, Painting

Subject: topical

Style: French Impressionist; School: Impressionist; Movement: Impressionism; French; Painting;

Subject: geographic

Raleigh, North Carolina

Time Period

1883

Rights

This material is licensed by USF Libraries for the research and teaching needs of USF students, staff, and faculty only. See: https://lib.usf.edu/collections-and-discovery/collection-management/user-terms/

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Genre

Painting; picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-PFF0246

The Cliff

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