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Vétheuil is a small town on the banks of the Seine to the northwest of Paris, and was one of the sites, along with Argenteuil, that Monet liked to visit. Monet created a series of about fifteen views of this town with its small 12th century church as it is seen from the riverbank. This landscape reveals Monet's emphasis on the ephemeral qualities of light on water as divorced from a depiction of the objective landscape. (Source: The Digital Gallery. 1999-2006)

Details

  • Title: Vétheuil
  • Date Created: 1902
  • Location Created: France
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings: Signed and dated lower right: 1902 Claude Monet
  • Provenance: Kojiro Matsukata; Sequestered by the French Government, 1944; Returned to Japan, 1959.
  • Physical Dimensions: w930 x h900 mm
  • Painter: Claude Monet
  • Object title (Japanese): ヴェトゥイユ
  • Object notes (Japanese): ヴェトゥイユはパリの北西に位置するセーヌ河に面した小さな町で、アルジャントゥイユとともにモネが好んで訪れた所である。今も残る12世紀の小さな教会を持つこの町を対岸から望んだ15点ほどの連作中の一点であり、客観的な風景の描写から離れて、水面に映った光景という実体のないものに向けられる画家の関心を示している。(出典: デジタルギャラリー. 1999-2006)
  • Artist Name (Japanese): モネ、クロード
  • Type: Paintings
  • Rights: Matsukata Collection, http://www.nmwa.go.jp/en/information/privacy.html
  • External Link: The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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