Claude Monet - Cliff at Fecamp 1881

Cliff at Fecamp 1881
Cliff at Fecamp
1881 65x81cm oil/canvas
Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums Collections

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From Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums Collections:
As a child Claude Monet went to live in Le Havre. There he met Eugène-Louis Boudin who persuaded him to take up landscape painting. Monet shared Boudin's love of the Normandy coastline and throughout his lifetime he returned to this part of France to paint its dramatic cliffs and seascapes.
This is an early example of Monet's sequence of cliff paintings. The composition is severely simple, the canvas divided to the left by the horizon and to the right by three consecutive cliffs which together form a strong diagonal.