OIL PAINTING: A Meadow , 1879
The new Paris with its buildings, gardens and vibrant architecture under various light effects, did not fully satisfy Monet. The refusal of his works
by the Salon confirmed his opinion, ... "Don't you believe that, in front of only nature, we would do better", he wrote to Bazille. He preferred the verdant banks
of the Seine outside of the city to the quays of Paris. When he lived in Argenteuil, his friends visited him often, and together, they painted days in
the country. We can imagine Jean, Monet's eldest son, and his mother Camille walking in the meadow while the artist was at his easel.