Artwork Title: La Japonaise (Camille Monet in Japanese Costume) - Artist Name: Claude MonetArtwork Title: La Japonaise (Camille Monet in Japanese Costume) - Artist Name: Claude Monet

La Japonaise (Camille Monet in Japanese Costume) , 1876

Claude Monet

Artwork Title: La Japonaise (Camille Monet in Japanese Costume) - Artist Name: Claude MonetArtwork Title: La Japonaise (Camille Monet in Japanese Costume) - Artist Name: Claude Monet
"Monet exhibited this work at the second group show of the Impressionist painters in 1876, where it attracted much attention. Large-scale figure paintings had traditionally been considered the most significant challenge for an artist. Using this format, Monet created a virtuoso display of brilliant color that is also a witty comment on the current Paris fad for all things Japanese. The woman shown wrapped in a splendid kimono and surrounded by fans is Monet's wife, Camille, wearing a blond wig to emphasize her Western identity." (© 2013 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston) (http://www.irequireart.com/artists/claude_monet/camille_monet_in_japanese_costume-230.html)

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