boat harbour beach

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Porto USB // USB Port

Porti del mare. Collegamenti del pianeta. Vite, culture, mercanzie. Crocevie per il futuro.

La mia illustrazione selezionata per la terza edizione di Eurhope!

L'inaugurazione della mostra, che è avvenuta la settimana scorsa a Genova, è stata davvero piacevole, piena di bella gente e di amici vecchi e nuovi.

I lavori saranno esposti a Palazzo San Giorgio (GE) fino al 30 Giugno, per poi viaggiare a San Benedetto del Tronto, a Milano ed infine a Perugia nei prossimi mesi.
E’ sempre bello (e buffo) creare un'immagine che finisce per viaggiare più dell'autore. :)

stetirasso'14

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Monet at Vétheuil (70)
The second trip to Normandy
During the winter of 1880-81, Monet had earned good money, at least compared to his sales of the last couple of years. On top of that, the return to the art scene of Durand-Ruel, the main art dealer of the impressionists, must have given him a boost of energy and confidence.
He was aware that his paintings of the Normandy coast were most in demand. He decided to invest in more of those. At the end of the winter, he packed 22 canvases and took the train to the coast. He arrived in Fécamp on 9th March. He would stay for a month.
His first paintings were of fishing boats in the sheltered harbour, beached for the necessary springtime maintenance work.

Claude Monet, Bâteau échoué (Boat lying at low tide), 1881. Oil on canvas, 82 x 60 cm. Tokyo Fuji Museum of Art
Claude Monet, Bâteaux échoués à Fécamp (Boats Lying at Low Tide at Fécamp), 1881.Oil on canvas, 80 x 66 cm. Private collection