The Monet Masterpiece that Anticipated Abstraction

In this installment of Masterworks, immerse yourself in the abstract landscape of Claude Monet’s 'Matinée Sur La Seine’. Loose brushstrokes reduce nature’s forms to their essence as the morning sunlight bleeds into the dark foliage and melds with the Seine. This work establishes Monet not only as an influence on the abstract movements of the 20th century, but also as an abstract painter in his own right. 'Matinée Sur La Seine' is a highlight of Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale on 14 May in New York.

 

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