Saturday, November 28, 2015

Chicago Museum of Art: Monet's "Boats on the Beach at Etretat"

Painted in 1885, Monet's "Boats on the Beach.." depicts not a wide expanse of ocean, but a sandy beach of half moon bay with fishing boats pulled out of the tide.

Some wonder if Monet knew he was painting the end of an era.   The local economy was becoming more dependent upon tourists.   And, they would not be as desirous to look at fishing boats and cleaning stations. 

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