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Claude Monet at Trouville

Claude Monet spent some time in Trouville, Normandy, a popular resort along the English Channel, in the summer of 1870, shortly before the start of the Franco-Prussian war.  He had just married his wife, Camille, on June 28 and this was their wedding trip.  On August 12, Eugene Boudin and his wife joined the Monet’s at Trouville.  Boudin was a forerunner of the French Impressionist movement and a mentor to Monet.  His influence can be seen Monet’s beach scenes which he painted during his stay at Trouville. Monet spent about eight weeks in Trouville in which time he created some eleven paintings.  The paintings depict two main themes, the beachfront …..

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