Monet Working in His Boat

…by the famous artist Edouard Manet

painting by the famous artist Edouard Manet

Claude Monet urged his artist friends to escape their studios and paint outside among the landscape in the plain air in the French Impressionist style. Edouard Manet (1832-1883), while visiting his friend Monet, honored both the artist and his philosophy in this wonderful landscape painting and portrait. In it, we see the artist at work, sitting in his boat in order to capture the changes of light across both the water and the sky. A lady accompanies the artist and appears to be posing for the artist.

To learn more about the artist and view more of his famous works, please visit our Edouard Manet biography.