MONET'S WATERWORKS: Argenteuil (Red Boats) by Claude Monet

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ARGENTEUIL (RED BOATS), by Claude Monet, 1875, Oil on canvas

For the better part of the 1870s Claude Monet lived and painted in Argenteuil, a village northwest of Paris. The name Argenteuil is derived, in part, from the Latin “argento,” meaning silvery or shiny, and is thought to refer to the gleaming surface of the river Seine…