Claude Monet

A Stormy Sea

c. 1884
Monet usually began his paintings of outdoor subjects on the spot - en plein air - at times finishing them in the studio. In this work he has employed a variety of brush techniques to capture the motion of the sea and surf: long, horizontal strokes are used for the distant open sea, while vibrant swirls and dashes depict the waves breaking at the shore.
Artist
Title
A Stormy Sea
Date
c. 1884
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
60 x 73.7 cm
Nationality
French
Credit line
Purchased 1946
Accession number
4636