Fleurs dans un Pot (Roses et Brouillard)

Claude Monet


One of only four still lifes made by Monet in 1878 after having returned to the subject matter (including the Chrysanthemums now in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris), this work shows Monet’s application of Impressionist plein air landscape technique to still life, relying upon unique color and light effects to depict the flowers’ dynamic life force. The word play on brouillard in the French title, meaning both gypsophilia flowers and fog, allows for a dialogue between this still life painting and the place outdoors where the flowers were first grown.

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