Liverpool artwork of the day – Thursday November 29 2007. ‘Break-up of the ice on the Seine’ c1890 by Claude Monet (1840 – 1926) in The Walker
This shows a wintry early morning view towards two of the narrow islands of trees at Bennecourt near Giverny on the River Seine.
By 1890 Monet complemented his on-the-spot Impressionist practice with extensive re-working in the studio. This resulted in many pictures with close-toned atmospheric harmonies. This is most famously evident in his Rouen Cathedral and haystack series, but can also be seen in this work.
This image is available to be sent as a Christmas e-card from the Walker website.