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MONET: STILL LIFE WITH MELON (fine art reproduction) - $333 (London)

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condition: excellent
This "artagraph" reproduction in vintage frame will add a touch of class to any room !

The art is in good overall condition; the frame has some blemishes due to age (as do many
paintings in galleries and museums) and may be enjoyed as is, or restored should you wish.

20.5 inches x 26 inches

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French artist Claude Oscar Monet (1840-1926) painted 'Still Life With Melon' in 1872.

The artist and his wife had just come back to France a year earlier, after fleeing the
outburst of the Franco-Prussian War, and settled down in a small city called Argenteuil
where they lived for about seven years. During this time, Monet still worked with
traditional painting techniques and attempted to produce still-life paintings – although
this was not a typical subject for him.

This was the period prior to Monet's Impressionist movement, but Monet was already
experimenting with nontraditional techniques and styles. In a highly classic manner,
he organized this composition with fine china, fruit, and a table cloth. Monet depicts
a pile of ripe peaches on a beautiful bowl that rests on an ornamented plate. Behind it,
a large plate painted with blue floral patterns is perched on the wall, for decorative values.
On the right side of the canvas, a carefully cut melon sits like a blossoming flower in spring,
and in front of it are many green grapes.

This Monet original was photographed on exhibition ('Monet, The Early Years') at The Legion
of Honor in San Francisco.

This was the first major US exhibition devoted to the initial phase of Claude Monet’s career.

post id: 7714281282

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