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Description of Claude Monet's painting “Station Saint Lazare”


Monet's paintings can be recognized from thousands. As you know, Claude Monet was an impressionist, so he tried to find such techniques that the pictures were realistic and vivid.

In 1877, Claude Monet came up with the idea of ​​creating a series of paintings. He dedicated them to one of the Paris train stations. So, the famous painting "Station Saint Lazare" appeared - the first picture from the series.

In total, Claude Monet painted twelve paintings on the theme of the station. In each picture, he depicted the station at different times of the day, from different sides. With each new picture, the station was transformed, becoming more modern and newer. Well, since the “Station Saint Lazare” is the first picture, then you can see the station in its earliest version.

Monet's picture is a bit foggy, from trains and morning fog. You can see three trains that leave for their flight. Due to the fact that the outlines are blurred, people are poorly visible. The clearest figure in the picture is a man dressed in a classic suit and with a hat on his head. The remaining figures of the picture do not even have clear contours.

At the top of the picture you can see the glass arched ceiling of the forecourt. The roof of the station is still being repaired. And below the rails are visible. In the distance, the contours of French buildings and the outlines of the city are traced. Monet paid great attention to the color scheme. The painting is in beige and blue, brown earth and trains are bright color spots.

The following Monet's paintings from the series have become clearer, they are visible trains and people. And the first picture symbolically became only a blurred beginning. "Station Saint Lazare" is stored in the Orsay Museum, in Paris. It is interesting that some of the paintings in this series were bought by unknown persons, while the rest are stored in various museums around the world, including Japan, Italy and the United States of America.





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