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The artist's early efforts pay homage to the Realist school of art that came to dominance during his childhood.Reacting against Romanticism, Realistic artists such as Gustave Courbet focused on accuracy in depicting their subject matter, which often consisted of working-class figures and unembellished, natural scenery.When the artist was 11, he attended an art-focused secondary school in his hometown of Le Havre, taking beginning drawing classes from Jacques-Francois Ochard.A few years later, Monet studied the art of the landscape from a local painter, Eugene Boudin, who also acclimated the young artist to painting in the open air so as to capture nature in the moment.He painted the same scene repeatedly to capture these nuances on canvas.This idea informed his "Ice Drift Series," his Haystack paintings of the mid-1880s and 1990s, and his stunning Poplars series of the 1890s.Muted colors, mist-saturated settings, denuded trees and frozen landscapes reflect the starkness of the artist's vision as he immersed himself in mourning.The artist was becoming increasingly enamored with the insight that the same landscape underwent alterations at different times of day as the sunlight changed.
The artist acquired a floating studio where he painted the landscape around him as well as portraits of his friend Edouard Manet and Manet's wife.
He shared studio space with Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Frederique Bazille and Alfred Sisley, all of whom would later determine the future direction of art.
The students would often take their easels and paints to outdoor settings and transfer their immediate impressions of the landscape onto the canvas with short, deft brushstrokes.
The painting, Camille on Her Deathbed, is Monet's final tribute to his wife, a figure covered in flower blossoms and feathery brush strokes, her face bathed in light.
Among the artist's works in the time following his loss is The Ice Drift Series, a group of a dozen paintings depicting the melting ice floes on the River Seine.