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Claude Monet | Valley of the Petite Creuse, 1889

Title: Valley of the Petite Creuse
Author: Claude Monet⏭ (French painter⏭, 1840-1926)
Date: 1889
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 65.4 x 81.3 cm (25 3/4 x 32 in.)
Current location: © 2018 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The striking effects of Monet’s several paintings of the Creuse Valley in central France are achieved through complex, superimposed layers of color, as he combined bold brushstrokes with intricate passages made up of many small touches.
Delayed by bad weather while painting his Creuse scenes, Monet hired workmen to strip the newly budded leaves from a tree in the valley so that he would not have to change his composition. | © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston