The smudgy strokes of molten gold are as rare as the gold itself and the azure overpowers it easily. The morning stillness hangs in balance and the only boatman ploughs his boat cautiously lest it disturb still water. Attempt of mild mist to obscure distant mountains fails tamely. In all this stillness, the sun is reduced to a mere speck.
This Claude Monet painting is representative of path breaking movement in European art the Impressionism। The name itself derives from the title of the work Impression: Soleil Levant.