Claude Monet Paintings

Impressionism, Post-Impressionism

Paintings Reproductions Monet, Claude Oscar The Railroad Bridge at Argenteuil , 1873
Claude Monet Paintings 1840 - 1926  France, Impressionism

The Railroad Bridge at Argenteuil , 1873

Oil on canvas

Private collection


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OIL PAINTING:  The Railroad Bridge at Argenteuil , 1873

      Though Monet is the quintessential Impressionist, his series paintings exhibit an interest in perceptual and artistic processes generally associated with the Post-Impressionists. Depicting the same sites again and again at different times of day and under varying weather conditions, like The Railroad Bridge at Argenteuil, Monet emphasized how optical effects altered his perception of the world. The Post-Impressionists, including artists as diverse as Paul Czanne, Vincent van Gogh, Georges Seurat, and Paul Signac, did not exhibit together and were never a unified group, but they shared a commitment to exploring the mechanisms of artmaking.