Claude Monet Paintings

Impressionism, Post-Impressionism

Paintings Reproductions Monet, Claude Oscar Apple Trees near Vetheuil , 1878
Claude Monet Paintings 1840 - 1926  France, Impressionism

Apple Trees near Vetheuil , 1878

Oil on canvas

Private collection


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OIL PAINTING:  Apple Trees near Vetheuil , 1878

      Monet, Renoir, and the Impressionist Landscape beautifully illustrates the rise of landscape painting as the dominant genre of the avant-gardeone of the great dramas of 19th-century painting. Throughout art history, landscape paintings were considered less ambitious than history paintings or portraits. Between 1850 and 1900, however, artists introduced exciting innovations in the art of landscape. Landscape paintings were increasingly in demand by middle-class patrons wishing to decorate their urban apartments with pictures of the countryside. From Jean-Franois Millet to Vincent van Gogh and Monet, artists sidestepped the centuries-old tradition of history painting. Instead, Monet focused on modern values of color, light, and brush stroke.