Poplars on the Epte by Claude Monet (40 x 30 cm) framed art print
40 x 30 cm ready to hang white framed art print featuring Poplars on the Epte by Claude Monet, 1891, from the National Galleries of Scotland Collection. Frame is 43 x 33 cm and image size is 20 x 20 cm. Printed in high-quality 240gsm smooth matt paper with light, fine-grain surface texture.
This artwork is one of a series of poplar pictures made by Monet between the spring and autumn of 1891, the year after he had settled in Giverny. The elegant poplar trees on the banks of the River Epte, seen against a patchy blue summer sky, fuse with their reflected image in a network of brightly coloured brushstrokes. The artist painted the picture from a boat to capture the effects of the light on the water.
Claude Monet (14 November 1840 – 5 December 1926) was a French painter, a founder of French Impressionist painting and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, characterised by his vivid use of colour and light changing effects.