Current Location:
Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences -> 1st Floor (CHS)
Location Notes:
CHS; 1st Floor; Suite 100, East Wall

"The House Seen from the Rose Garden" by Claude Monet

Artwork
Identifier:
2014.79.42
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Reproduction print of the original 1920s oil on canvas painting
Date:
2014
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 18 in Width: 24 in
Description:
A painting filled with swirls of greens, reds, and oranges without any distinct figures.
Historical Context:
Claude Monet (1840-1926) was a principal founder of the French Impressionist movement. Throughout his career, Monet depicted the landscape and leisure activities of Paris, France. He was introduced to plein-air painting early in his career, and could often be found painting outdoors, then later painting the same scene or location multiple times. As seen in Monet’s paintings, the French Impressionist movement is characterized by small, thin brushstrokes and the emphasis on depicting light within their paintings. The term “impressionism” is said to be derived from the title of one of Monet’s paintings, "Impression, Sunrise".