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Champ de coquelicots

Champ de coquelicots

Claude Monet (in 1881)

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The poppies in this painting are no more than small bright dabs of paint. Monet once wrote of his working method: "When you paint outdoors, attempt to forget the objects you see before you (...) Think only: here is a blue square, here a pink triangle, here a yellow stripe and paint exactly what is before your eyes.

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Title Champ de coquelicots
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 79 cm
Height 58 cm
Artists Schilder: Claude Monet
Accession number 2611 (MK)
Credits Verworven met de verzameling van / Acquired with the collection of: D.G. van Beuningen 1958
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1958
Age artist About 41 years old
Collector Collector / D.G. van Beuningen
Exhibitions Impressionisme: Een schone kijk (1992)
The Collection Enriched (2011)
External exhibitions Around Monet (2013)
Material
Object
Place of manufacture Vétheuil > France > Western Europe > Europe
Geographical origin France > Western Europe > Europe

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