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Stock up on blank note cards from the DIA. This card features Claude Monet's Rounded Flower Bed (Corbeille de fleurs).
Monet's garden at Argenteuil near Paris provided the subject matter for this painting: a flower bed of tall gladioli shimmering in the light. The figure standing under an umbrella is the artist's wife, Camille, enjoying a leisurely stroll. Rather than being the focal point of the painting, she is merely a figure used to define the space. The flower bed itself dominates the composition. Using thick, short brushstrokes that appear as dabs at close range but synthesize at a distance, and juxtaposing red and pink blossoms against green foliage, Monet simulates the shimmering visual sensations experienced on a hot summer day.
Card Dimensions 4-1/2 x 5-3/4 inches
Sold individually, includes white envelope
About the Artwork:
Claude Monet (French, 1840 - 1926)
Rounded Flower Bed (Corbeille de fleurs), 1876
Oil on canvas
22 x 32 1/2 inches
City of Detroit Purchase