Large-scale figure paintings are a significant challenge for an artist. Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926) exceeded expectations with his painting La Japonaise, a virtuoso display of brilliant colour that also made a witty comment on the mid-nineteenth-century Paris fad of all things Japanese. The subject of Monet's painting is his wife, Camille; surrounded by Japanese fans, she is wrapped in a splendid kimono and wears a blond wig that emphasizes her Western identity. Monet exhibited this work in 1876 at the Impressionist's second group show, where it attracted considerable attention.
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