Impression Sunrise by Claude Monet

Impression, Sunrise

Impression Sunrise by Claude Monet

Painting Details

French Artist: Claude Monet
Title and Year: Impression, Sunrise (Impression, soleil levant), 1872
Size: 48cm x 63cm
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Collection: Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris, France
Subject: Landscape paintings


The view of this painting looks over the Le Havre harbor in France. Sunrise is thought of as an important painting of the impressionist movement as art critics used this painting to deride the exhibition.

Louis Leroy called the group of painters from the 1874 exhibition, where Sunrise was exhibited, the Impressionists. The term stuck and has since become the name of the movement.

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