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Hamburg, Kunsthalle

 

Viewing Claude Monet, Waterloo- Bridge (1902), and Edgar Degas' sculpture

 

"Monet’s painting of 1902 depicts the bridge as hardly visible in the dense London fog, a splash of pink late afternoon sunlight illuminating the Thames before it.  Monet painted London in the winter specifically to capture the visual effects of the city’s polluted air." In the background of the painting we see the smoking chimneys.

 

 

Hamburg, Kunsthalle

 

Viewing Claude Monet, Waterloo- Bridge (1902), and Edgar Degas' sculpture

 

"Monet’s painting of 1902 depicts the bridge as hardly visible in the dense London fog, a splash of pink late afternoon sunlight illuminating the Thames before it.  Monet painted London in the winter specifically to capture the visual effects of the city’s polluted air." In the background of the painting we see the smoking chimneys.

 

 

comments (15)

An interesting combination...
Philine: Many thanks, Larry!
  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 14 Mar 2018, 00:47
You have presented this material in a very interesting manner, Philine.
Philine: Many thanks, Ray!
It is lovely - but I'm more taken with the dancer. I'm a bit of a fan of Degas, and have a part of his "Blue Ballerina's" on my credit card! smile
Philine: The dancer would be more fitting to you, many thanks, Elizabeth!
  • Martine
  • France
  • 14 Mar 2018, 02:29
Très jolie statuette.
Philine: Merci bien, Martine!
  • sherri
  • Arkansas, USA
  • 14 Mar 2018, 03:45
he was pretty good, wasn't he, she said with a straight face

in all seriousness, what a privilege to view it through your lens
Philine: Thank you kindly, Sherri, you are too kind!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 14 Mar 2018, 04:47
Two masters together, Philine. Wonderful art here.
Philine: I could not separate the two artworks from each other, because I weanted to show also the viewer lady on the left. Heel bedankt, Astrid! You are a really early bird, but two months later ...
You can never go wrong with Monet...or with Dagas!
Philine: Dit klopt, even Alan and Brian might be delighted. Heel bedankt, Ginnie!
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 14 Mar 2018, 06:22
I suspect London even in the 1950s was a world of heavy pollution Philine. Today it is transformed.
Philine: You might be right, but read: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/three-quarters-of-britains-worst-pollution-hotspots-in-london-as-new-tool-reveals-air-quality-in-uk-a3737071.html. Air pollution remains a big problem in our cities. Many thanks, Chris!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 14 Mar 2018, 07:14
How different it looks today, Philine
Philine: Many thanks, Lisl!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Mar 2018, 07:29
Oh.. now even I recognise this. The fogs (and smogs) of London were legendary and virtually all films of London made by Hollywood in the 1950s and 60 had any London action in fog. Alas, London still has bad air pollution as indeed does my own delightful city, most of which is caused by the cruise and container ships running their engines whilst in port as there is no provision local power hookups.
Philine: You are right, the cruises and container ships are the main problem, in many towns/cities. We have a heavy discussion in our country about environment pollution, electric cars and buses are the future. Many thanks, Alan!
  • Salima I.E.M. Senders
  • Netherlands
  • 14 Mar 2018, 07:35
Two beautiful pieces of art, who match together in their quietness... I also like the silvery heads watching them
Philine: Heel bedankt, Salima! Yes, the silvery heads dominated our group, incl. my person.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 14 Mar 2018, 07:59
I am not a great fan of the French impressionists Philine, though some pieces I quite like. I am more attracted to the sculpture of the lady in a position of fine balance and grace.
Philine: 'Balance and grace' are the right words, the former exhibition about Edgar Degas was titles "Intimität und Pose". Many thanks, Chad!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 14 Mar 2018, 10:57
I like your composition with the woman taking in the art in the picture.
Philine: This was my reason for this composition. Heel bedankt, Louis!
I like the Degas.
Philine: Moi aussi. Many thanks, Mary!
i like your angle on this, Philine. i imagine this is one of the side effects of unplanned Industrial Revolution.
Philine: You are so right, polluted air is such a big problem in our big cities, esp. in China. Many thanks, Ayush!

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