Windmills near Zaandam by Claude Monet poster print (40 x 30 cm)
40 x 30 cm A3 poster print of Windmills near Zaandam by Claude Monet poster print. This image is from the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam Collection.
Paper size is 40 x 30 cm with the image is full bleed to the edge of the print. Fits into a standard size frame and delivered rolled in a cardboard tube.
Could these windmills have been painted from a boat out on the water? It’s as though you are looking over Monet’s shoulder. The orange sails of the windmills stand out against the sombre Dutch sky like celebratory banners.
The French Impressionist spent four months in Zaandam in 1871 and wrote to a friend that it was ‘all very amusing’. Van Gogh did not see Monet’s work until around fifteen years later, after he had moved to Paris. He was extremely impressed.
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, especially as applied to plein air landscape painting.