The painting "Waterloo Bridge. The effect of the fog ”Monet is a vivid representative of the artist’s cycle of works, which he devoted to London.
The artist depicted a view of the London Thames through a wall of air and snow fog. This view is bewitching and beckoning, and I want to take a closer look and consider this endless water surface.
The fog is depicted very realistically, the painter used many color transitions. The range of colors is very harmonious and creates a soothing look. This work is striking in its genius, the details of the picture can only be viewed from a distance. Only in this way does the opportunity to fully recreate the popular landscape.
Through the dense fog you can really see the images of boats with people, the Waterloo bridge and the shadows of the working factories. The master did not use color contrasts and the classic black tint for drawing. The series of works was dedicated to the next anniversary of the victory at Waterloo and, accordingly, the opening of the bridge in honor of this event.
The artist wanted to write the bridge itself, but in the process, other characters and details always came to the fore. This was the reason for the creation of several works under the same theme. To depict this view through the thickness of impenetrable fog, allowed to give the work a purely English atmosphere.
The painter completed the work in his studio in France, so the picture bears a slightly fantasy character. Thus, the artist conveyed his emotions that captured him when visiting the capital of Great Britain.
To complete the work, it was necessary to use a large number of tonal transitions, which would create a fog effect so realistic. The bridge connects the industrial part of London, and people in boats symbolize life and movement. Such a quiet and peaceful life that gave victory at Waterloo.
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