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House with Scaffolding, Giverny (work of art)

Artwork Info

Created
1892
Nationality
American
Birth/Death
1852-1896
Dimensions
18 x 22 in.
(45.7 x 55.9 cm)
Medium
Painting

Credit

Gift of Mrs. Jacques Busbee

Culture
American

About

Theodore Robinson once confessed he “never (consciously) [had] any feeling but great pleasure and lightness in painting out-doors.” The subject of this painting is not really a village street with a house under repair. The true subject is the silvery light of a summer moon and its play with shadows. While visiting Robinson’s studio, Claude Monet voiced approval of the motif of the scaffolding and urged his American protégé to finish the picture.

tags: movement, perception, place, observation, seasons

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  • Theodore Robinson House with Scaffolding, Giverny Painting

    House with Scaffolding, Giverny by Theodore Robinson