Thursday, 21 September 2017

Art on Sainte-Adresse beach near Le Havre

Not far from Havre (France), Sainte-Adresse is a former fishing village, which became later a seaside resort.

Monet, Corot or Raoul Dufy came to paint the sea at Sainte-Adresse.

Claude Monet stayed in Sainte-Adresse in the home of his aunt, Sophie Lecadre, from June 1867 until near winter and painted many canvasses there. Just search on the Internet for “Sainte-Adresse Monet” and you will be rewarded with a good collection of Monet’s works.

The Beach at Sainte-Adresse, 1867 - Oil on canvas (75.8 x 102.5 cm) by Claude Monet – Collection Art Institute of Chicago

There is today a nice (and sometime windy) walk along the coast. The beach is full of pebbles of various size and some artists have made the most of it.

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