Friday, 23 December 2011

Advent Calender - Day 23

I think today's image might just be one of my favourite images of all time, there is something about the atmosphere that is at once inviting and foreboding.It is painted by Monet and is one of his earlier works painted between 1868 and 1869. It is called magpie and is exhibited in the Musee d'Orsay in Paris.

The treatment of the long shadows cast in the snow is exquisite. They include a beautiful range of colours. It is a truly atmospheric work of art I think I could look at if for hours, if I wasn't so busy doing my christmas wrapping!

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