Portrait Of Madame Gaudibert

size(cm): 55x35
Sale price£143 GBP


Claude Monet's Portrait of Madame Gaudibert is a masterpiece of French Impressionism that has captivated art lovers for more than a century. Dating from 1868, this painting is a perfect example of Monet's artistic style, characterized by his use of light and color to create a sense of movement and life in his works.

The composition of the painting is impressive, with Madame Gaudibert sitting in a chair with a dark background behind her. The light that enters through the window illuminates her face and her dress, creating an effect of shadows and lights that brings the painting to life. Madame Gaudibert's position is elegant and refined, reflecting the social position of the woman at the time she was painted.

Color is another prominent aspect of this artwork. Monet uses a bright and vibrant color palette to create a sense of joy and vitality in the painting. Shades of blue, green and pink combine to create a sense of harmony and balance in the work.

The story behind the painting is fascinating. Madame Gaudibert was a close friend of Monet and his wife, and the painting was commissioned by her husband as a birthday present. The work was exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1869, where it received mixed reviews. However, over time, it has become one of the most iconic works of French Impressionism.

There are some lesser known aspects of this painting that are also interesting. For example, Monet is believed to have used his wife as a model for Madame Gaudibert's face. In addition, the painting was restored in the 1980s, which allowed experts to discover details that had been hidden by time and dirt accumulated on the surface of the work.

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