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

La Japonaise (Camille Monet in Japanese Costume)

Claude Monet, 1876

"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) (
artists wifefanjapanesekimonooil on canvas

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