Wadsworth Atheneum


The early work of Claude Monet represents a time before Giverny, when he was exhibiting with the Paris Salon and crisp lines could still be found on his canvases. In the paintings from these years, from 1865 to around 1872, Monet's growing mastery of the effects of light is evident, especially when playing off snow or rippling in water. Figures, not flowers, were his frequent subjects, with family making regular appearances (Camille, Monet's future wife, graces this calendar's cover).

After some years away, Monet returned to France in 1872 and settled in Argenteuil, outside Paris. He began producing views of the Seine that foreshadow a new direction in his art. The images in this calendar, and the corresponding exhibition Monet: The Early Years, leads up to this moment.

Twelve monthly grids and full-color artwork. 
12 x 13 inches, opens to 12 x 26 inches. 

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