September 11, 2013
Garden at Sainte-Adresse, Claude Monet, 1867
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
The art piece chosen to write about is Garden at Sainte- Adresse by Claude Monet paint on an oil canvas. The art piece measures 38 5/8 x 51 1/8 inches (98.1 x 129.9 cm). Claude Monet created this art piece in 1987. Monet chose to paint the garden that was at his Aunts seaside over looking Port of Le Havre. The people in the painting are believed to be Monet father, aunt and friends.
The art piece is a view overlooking the canal in the horizon with sails blowing in the wind, steam boats in a large number that is the horizon line with vapor coming from the steam boats; multi-colored blue violet sky with white gray wispy clouds floats in a distance. The feathery brushes of the paint making the motion on the water appear rough. The water is spans the entire width of the painting just as the sky.
There are four focal points in the painting. The first focal point is the circle garden in the square common area surrounded by the couples seeming so peaceful and relaxed talking. The second focal point the couple standing up next to the sea wall making it the center of the art piece. The third focal point is the flag poles standing high vertically. The four focal point being the only steam boat to the right of the flag pole that is the only steam boat to whereas it’s painted in a detailed color and not shading, which draws the viewer’s attention to the steam boat in the distances.
The France and Le Havre flags are waving in the air on vertical flag poles standing high above the commons area. The triangle red and yellow flag fluttering in the wind and the blue, white and red flag with horizontal strips is waving with much patriotism, flying high into the blue violet sky with white fluffy clouds.
The squared commons area is bordered by gladiolas, geraniums with green plants and green grass with the windy blowing the stems...