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Two pieces by Claude Monet at the Museum of Fine Arts which illustrate the artists range in styles are La Japonaise 1876 and Morning Light rendering of the Rouen Cathedral 1894 The works come at widely different times in the artists development There are many obvious differences and a few subtle similarities The first piece is vibrant The figure is especially real there is a sense of vitality and fun in the models twisted form She is fanning herself playfully with her Japanese fan One interesting point is that the model is obviously European She has blonde hair something out of place with eastern culture Monet probably did this purposefully because of Europes fascination with Japan at the time It was a reflection of the popular trends of the day The fan shes holding bears the colours of the French flag which also adds to the mixing of east and west Hue is also an important factor in this painting The saturated red of the kimono stands out against the drab hue of the background Also the warrior on the garment appears to be as alive as Monets model The fierceness of the warrior contrasts with the sweetness of the models face and demeanor There is a sense of something not so mundane or ordinary about this work Monet was certainly attempting to create something which captivated the viewer The way the fans hanging on the wall appear to be floating in midair adds to a sense of make-believe There is something inherently fun and inviting about this piece The cathedral however is a much more serious work It lacks the playfulness of the earlier portrait The artist seems to be most concerned with the way light is cast on the cathedral rather than with the immense cathedral itself Also the composition of the painting is such that it draws the
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