Claude Monet

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One of Claude Monet’s characteristic processes was to paint scenes and areas over and over, at different times of the day and of the year. In Le Mont Riboudet à Rouen au Printemps, Monet has captured the countryside outside of the rapidly developing metropolitan Rouen in spring. His careful brushstrokes of the fields and houses contrast with the muted tones of the soft sky, all in an effort to capture the changing light of a rural spring. Rouen would become a site that Monet returned to often. This painting was acquired by dealer Paul Durand-Ruel who supported and championed the Impressionists and was subsequently bought by fellow Impressionist, Gustave Caillebotte.