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Le chemin creux dans la falaise à Varengeville

Photo credit: The New Art Gallery Walsall

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Monet lived in a small fishing village near to Varengeville in Normandy, where he produced a lot of work inspired by the scenic coastline. He was interested in the triangular shapes formed by the meeting of cliffs, sky and sea, and this piece is a typical asymmetrical composition.

The building on the left is a coastguard's cottage. The pale sky and murky palette reveal Monet's interest in the changing light at different times of day and the influence of the weather and general environment.

The New Art Gallery Walsall



Le chemin creux dans la falaise à Varengeville




oil on canvas


H 58 x W 72 cm

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Acquisition method

gift from Kathleen Epstein, 1973

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Inscription description

Claude Monet


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