Waterloo Bridge. Fog Effect by Claude Monet

Waterloo Bridge. Fog Effect by Claude Monet

The work “Waterloo Bridge. The Fog Effect” was written by Claude Monet in 1903. This painting is one of a series of canvases in which the artist depicted the landscapes of London.

This picture shows a bridge over the River Thames, shrouded in thick white fog. This landscape fascinates the viewer with its appearance, attracts the eye, makes it come closer to it, to feel its atmosphere.

The fog looks very realistic, which is typical of impressionism, because its representatives have always invented all the new techniques and techniques of drawing in order to achieve the realism of their paintings. Claude Monet is one of the most prominent representatives of impressionism, and he, like no other, was able to skillfully select a color palette for his canvases. This canvas is written in calm and light shades, it has a favorable soothing effect on the viewer. The picture is striking in its idea, because its details are better viewed from afar than close. The Impressionists often tried to fit huge spaces in a small picture, this landscape is just one of those.

Through the thick fog, you can see the silhouettes of the boats floating on the river, the bridge itself and the contours of the factory pipes in the distance. Monet did not use when creating a picture of dark and contrasting colors. The cycle of London landscapes was dedicated to the anniversary of the opening of this bridge.

Initially, the artist planned to draw only one bridge, but he wrote it from nature, and it takes a lot of time, and during that time, people and boats appeared in the foreground from time to time. For this reason, Claude decided to write several different similar pictures. The fog that envelops the entire composition of the painting gives it a British atmosphere.

He finished writing this canvas by Monet at home, so she doesn’t look too natural, he showed a little imagination. Thus, he put in the picture his feelings and impressions received by him when he visited London. To make the picture seem more realistic, the artist had to use a lot of color overflows, which allowed him to draw a real fog. The bridge is laid between the working parts of London, and people floating on the river, symbolize the dynamics of life.

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