Claude Monet / Low Tide at Pourville near Dieppe / 1882Claude Monet
Low Tide at Pourville near Dieppe

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Creator Name: Monet, Claude
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1840 - 1926
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Claude Monet
Title: Low Tide at Pourville near Dieppe
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1882
Creation End Date: 1882
Creation Date: 1882
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 61cm x 81.2cm
Inscriptions: signed lower right: 82 Claude Monet
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1947.196
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Henry White Cannon
Context: This is one of several views Monet painted of the cliffs and sand flats of Pourville, a small fishing village on the Normandy coast of France. The title indicates a momentary stage in the continuous cycle of nature, just as the quick, spontaneous application of paint reflects Monet's efforts to capture shifting effects of light, weather, and tide. The paint layers under the beach indicate that this part of the composition originally depicted water, as would have been appropriate for a depiction of highrather than low tide. Similar changes were made in the clouds during the painting process.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1947.196
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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