The Studio Boat 1874: Canvas Replica Painting: Small
By artist Claude Monet (1840-1926), in the Kroller-Muller Museum, Otterlo
As one of the pioneers of en plein air (open air) painting, Monet produced his work outdoors instead of in the confines of a studio. To aid in this he built a studio boat so that he could have the advantages of a studio while out on the river. Although he was generally careful with money, he was never one to skimp on professional expenses, and would have viewed the boat as a sound investment. He took great pride in his studio boat, and it is featured in a number of his pieces. The authentic stretched canvas replica painting captures the original work's texture, depth of color, and even its bold brushstrokes, which are applied by hand exclusively for Design Toscano. Our replica European style frame is cast in quality designer resin in a deep ebony hue highlighted by a faux mat and a classic, understated border in an antique gold finish.
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Small: 14.75"Wx13.25"H framed (9"Wx7.5"H image size, 3.125"W frame)
Medium: 24.75"Wx21.75"H framed (19"Wx16"H image size, 3.125"W frame)
Large: 34.75"Wx29.75"H framed (29"Wx24"H image size, 3.125"W frame)
Grande: 44.25"Wx37.75"H framed (38.5"Wx32"H image size, 3.125"W frame)
   Claude Monet (1840-1926)

Claude Monet's paintings are considered to be exemplary of the philosophy of Impressionism, which was to show one's perceptions before nature. The term Impressionism is derived from Monet's painting, Impression, Sunrise and Monet himself was a founder of French Impressionism painting.

Claude Monet was born on November 14, 1840 in Paris, but moved to the port town of Le Havre when he was 5 years old. For much of his childhood, Monet was considered by his parents and teachers to be undisciplined and, therefore, unlikely to succeed in life. He enjoyed creating caricatures and by the age of 15, was receiving commission for his work. Fellow artist Eugene Boudin taught young Monet the en plein air techniques for painting. He was the in initiator, leader and unswerving advocate of the Impressionist style that can be seen in paintings such as Bordighera. Monet's paintings such as Nympheus and Water Lilies at Giverny were inspired by his home and garden in Giverny. He was buried in a nearby cemetery after succumbing to lung cancer in 1926.

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