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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: Spring Flowers
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1864
Creation End Date: 1864
Creation Date: 1864
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 114.5cm x 88cm
Inscriptions: signed upper right: Claude Monet 64
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1953.155
Credit Line: Gift of the Hanna Fund
Context: This early work reveal's Monet's fascination with capturing the transitory effects that became the primary focus of his later innovations. Painted with almost scientific accuracy, this still life has a freshness and immediacy derived partly from its composition. Isolated against a dark background, the fully mature peonies, potted hydrangeas, and basketed lilacs spill downward and outward from the geraniums at the rear. At the same time, Monet's energetic brushwork conveys the sparkling play of light on leaves and petals.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1953.155
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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