Exhibitions

Claude Monet, Sailboats on the Seine, 1874

Oil on canvas
21 1/4 x 25 3/4 (54 x 65.4 cm)

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Gift of Bruno and Sadie Adriani

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Impressionists on the Water

On view November 9, 2013 to February 17, 2014

Located in the: Peabody Essex Museum

Late nights! Open until 9 pm on Friday and Saturday, February 14 and 15.

As an artistic subject, there could be no better match for the Impressionists than the element of water.  The play of light, sense of atmosphere and physical experience of floating in a groundless world were irresistible for artists like Monet, Renoir, Sisley, Signac and Caillebotte  (an accomplished sailor in his own right)  -- key Impressionists who spent many hours at sea, on river boats, leisure craft and floating studios.

These artists painted in gestural techniques to suggest movement and the ephemeral, yet also frequently made specific notations of changing configurations of hull, sail and rigging. In the process, they celebrated the experience of gently drifting on a riverboat, or braving the elements on a ship at sea.

Through nearly 60 oil paintings, works on paper, models and small craft, this exhibition illuminates the importance that access to the sea and France's extensive inland waterways played in the development of one of the world's most enduring artistic movements.

This exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Support provided by the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum. Supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. 

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Images

Claude Monet, Sailboats on the Seine, 1874

Claude Monet, Sailboats on the Seine, 1874

Oil on canvas
21 1/4 x 25 3/4 (54 x 65.4 cm)

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Gift of Bruno and Sadie Adriani

© Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

 

 

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Boating on the Yerres (Périssoires sur L'Yerres)

Boating on the Yerres (Périssoires sur L'Yerres)

Gustave Caillebotte. Milwaukee Art Museum, Gift of the Milwaukee Journal Company, in honor of Miss Faye McBeath. Photograph by John R. Glembin.

La Seine at Argenteuil [The Seine at Argenteuil]

La Seine at Argenteuil [The Seine at Argenteuil]

Claude Monet. Private Collection

Oarsmen at Chatou

Oarsmen at Chatou

Auguste Renoir. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Gift of Sam A. Lewisohn, Courtesy National
Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.

The buoy - the harbor of Saint-Tropez

The buoy - the harbor of Saint-Tropez

Paul Signac. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)

Règates à Argenteuil

Règates à Argenteuil

Gustave Caillebotte, Private collection.

Further Reading