The Valley of Arconville

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

c. 1887

Artist:

Theodore Robinson
American, 1852–1896

About this artwork

One of the first American artists to paint in Giverny, France, Theodore Robinson assimilated the teachings of the region's most famous resident, Claude Monet, in his vibrant compositions. In this striking panoramic view of the French valley of Arconville, southeast of Paris, Robinson employed densely layered, broken brushwork—learned from his friend and mentor Monet—to lead the eye away from the figure of the woman, down the slope, and across the valley. Although Robinson, like the French Impressionists, here captured momentary effects such as the illusion of grass moving in the breeze, the geometric forms of the houses below add structure to the image.

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American Art

Artist

Theodore Robinson

Title

The Valley of Arconville

Origin

United States

Date

1882–1892

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed, lower right: "TH. ROBINSON"

Dimensions

45.8 × 55.7 cm (18 × 21 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Friends of American Art Collection

Reference Number

1941.11

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