Between 1871 and 1878 Claude Monet lived in Argenteuil – an idyllic suburb on the Seine that was noticeably transformed by industrialization in the vicinity of the capital. The promenade directs the viewer’s gaze into the distance, where a traditional villa in the style of the seventeenth century is flanked by towering factory chimneys. In the light of the late afternoon, the sky and river glow in nuances of delicate pink and yellow.


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