Impressionists by the Sea | Edouard Manet / James McNeill Whistler / Gustave Courbet / Claude Monet / Berthe Morisot / J. B. Jongkind (1862 -1874)

‘O Man, so long as you are free you will cherish the sea!
The sea is your looking glass; you contemplate your own soul
in the infinite unfolding of its waves, while your mind is a no less bitter gulf.’

Charles Baudelaire, 1852

Claude Monet, Shadows on the Sea, The Cliffs at Pourville, 1882
James McNeill Whistler, Sea and Rain, 1865
      Claude Monet, The Beach at Sainte-Adresse, 1867
 Johan Barthold Jongkind, On the Beach at Sainte-Adresse, 1862
   Eugène Louis Boudin, The Empress Eugénie on the Beach at Trouville, 1863
Claude Monet, Regatta at Sainte-Adresse, 1867 
       Charles-François Daubigny, The Beach at Villerville-sur-mer(Calvados), Sunset, 1873
        Edouard Manet, On the Beach: Suzanne and Eugène Manet at Berck, 1873
Berthe Morisot, On the Terrace, 1874
            Gustave Courbet, The Sea-Arch at Etretat, 1869                   


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Everything stirred,everything smiled within him. Naturally, he did not know her or her name, or, moreover, why she had fallen asleep on the shore; but he was very pleased by this. He liked pictures that were accompanied neither by an explanatory text nor by a caption. The impression such a picture makes is far more powerful; its content, unencumbered by words, becomes boundless, affirming all conjectures and thoughts.
She sat down and hugged her knees. She leaned towards the sea and gazed off at the horizon with eyes that had grown large and in which nothing grown-up remained at all-with the eyes of a child. Everything she had awaited so long and so fervently was taking place there, at the end of the world.

Scarlet Sails / Alexander Grin / 1923
Scarlet Sails / Alye Parusa / 1961 / d. Alexandr Ptushko /


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