(b. 1832, Paris, d. 1883, Paris)
Claude Monet Painting on His Boat-Studio in Argenteuil1874
Oil on canvas, 83 x 105 cm
Neue Pinakothek, Munich
Manet set up his easel in the open air to paint Claude Monet in his floating studio. Monet, now living in Argenteuil, had bought his studio-boat second-hand so that he could spend entire days out painting on the water, accompanied by his wife.
The three paintings, Argenteuil, Monet Painting on His Boat-Studio, and Boating, a veritable triptych, proved that Manet had entered the Impressionist ranks. He did so under Monet's auspices and Monet's influence. These three pictures share intense blue water, and a bold horizon-less composition.