Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Nocturne Just Before Dawn

Monet 'Morning on the Seine'
"The series "Morning on the Seine" was begun in 1896 but not completed until 1897 because of inclement weather. First, Monet patiently scouted out particular views along the river; then he painted the pictures from a boat that he had converted into a floating studio. For an extended period, he arose before dawn and reached his boat before sunrise in order to paint the changing effects of light as the sun came up. He then lined up the canvases on easels in his studio to complete them together." The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

I  can almost feel the gentle rocking of the boat. Time to get up and paint; or do whatever your passion is...

Here's Nocturne in B Major by Chopin to catch that just before sunrise mood.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIZPrHl-kek&feature=relmfu

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