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The Church at Varengeville

Photo credit: The Henry Barber Trust, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

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The view is across a hidden gorge to the isolated cliff-top church at Varengeville. Monet painted various subjects along the Normandy coast in the summer of 1882. His practice was to work simultaneously on up to eight canvases, moving from one to another as the light changed. This sunset view of Varengeville is from a series of four painted in this way. The light from behind the church dissolves its form and catches the foliage in the foreground. By 1882, Monet had largely abandoned the Impressionist practice of finishing a painting from nature; here the final touches were added in his studio.

Date

1882

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 65 x W 81.3 cm

Accession number

38.7

Acquisition method

purchased, 1938

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

Signed: Claude Monet 82


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The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands B15 2TS England

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