Claude Monet, 1899 - The Japanese Footbridge - fine art print

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In 1883 Monet moved his household, his two sons along with Alice Hoschedé and her children, to the rural community of Giverny, where he leased a house that he was able to purchase seven years later. In early 1893, he acquired a swampy area across the railroad tracks abutting his property and petitioned the village council for permission to divert a small stream into it. But it was only toward the end of that decade that he turned to the garden he had created there as a rich source of artistic inspiration.

In 1899, Monet painted 12 works from a single vantage point, focusing on the arching blue–green bridge and the microcosm of his water garden. Among the 12 works was the National Gallery's Japanese Footbridge. Monet designed and built the landscape that appears in the painting—from the bridge to the pond and its shape, to the water lilies and other plantings. The artist, who as a leader of the impressionists had espoused the spontaneity of directly observed works that capture the fleeting effects of light and color, had in these later paintings subjected a nature he re–created to sustained, meditated scrutiny.

When Monet exhibited these paintings at Durand–Ruel's gallery in 1890, a number of critics mentioned his debt to Japanese art. More telling, the impenetrable green enclosure—heightened in the National Gallery painting by the placement of the top of the bridge's arch just below the painting's top edge—harkens back to the hortus conclusus (closed garden) of medieval images, while also evoking a dreamlike contemplative zone consonant with symbolist literature, especially poems such as "Le Nénuphar blanc" by Stéphane Mallarmé. Gustave Geffroy described this effect in his review of the exhibition (Le Journal, November 26, 1900), speaking of "this minuscule pool where some mysterious corollas blossom," and "a calm pool, immobile, rigid, and deep like a mirror, upon which white water lilies blossom forth, a pool surrounded by soft and hanging greenery which reflects itself in it."

Background information about the unique artpiece

Work of art title: "The Japanese Footbridge"
Categorization: painting
Umbrella term: modern art
Time: 19th century
Artpiece year: 1899
Artwork age: around 120 years
Original medium of artwork: oil on canvas
Artwork original dimensions: 81,3 x 101,6 cm (32 x 40 in)
Museum: National Gallery of Art
Place of museum: Washington D.C., United States of America
Museum website: National Gallery of Art
License type of artwork: public domain
Courtesy of: National Gallery of Art, Washington

The artist

Name of the artist: Claude Monet
Aliases: monet claude, Monet Claude, Claude Monet, Mone Klod, Monet Oscar Claude, Monet Claude Jean, Monet, Claude Oscar Monet, Monet Claude Oscar, Monet Oscar-Claude, מונה קלוד, C. Monet, monet c., Cl. Monet, Monet Claude-Oscar
Gender: male
Nationality: French
Jobs: painter
Country: France
Artist category: modern artist
Art styles: Impressionism
Died at the age of: 86 years
Born: 1840
Place of birth: Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Died: 1926
Town of death: Giverny, Normandie, France

About this item

Product categorization: fine art reproduction
Reproduction: reproduction in digital format
Production method: digital printing
Origin of the product: produced in Germany
Stock type: on demand production
Intended product usage: home décor, art reproduction gallery
Orientation of the artwork: landscape format
Image ratio: 1.2 : 1
Image aspect ratio meaning: the length is 20% longer than the width
Fabric options: poster print (canvas paper), canvas print, metal print (aluminium dibond), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating)
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame) size variants: 60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39", 180x150cm - 71x59"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating): 60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39", 180x150cm - 71x59"
Poster print (canvas paper) variants: 60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39"
Aluminium dibond print options: 60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39"
Framing of the art reproduction: without frame

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In 1899 Claude Monet created the piece of art. The version of the piece of art was painted with the size - 81,3 x 101,6 cm (32 x 40 in) and was manufactured with the techinque of oil on canvas. Furthermore, the work of art is in the the National Gallery of Art's art collection located in Washington D.C., United States of America. The modern art artwork, which belongs to the public domain is being provided with courtesy of National Gallery of Art, Washington.Creditline of the artwork: . Besides, the alignment is in landscape format with a side ratio of 1.2 : 1, which means that the length is 20% longer than the width. The painter Claude Monet was an artist from France, whose artistic style can mainly be classified as Impressionism. The Impressionist artist was born in 1840 in Paris, Ile-de-France, France and passed away at the age of 86 in the year 1926.

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