This is a plein air painting, which is painted by French Impressionist artist Claude Oscar Monet in 1875. At the time, Monet’s oil painting created a fascinating movement which single-handedly transformed French paintings throughout the nineteenth century till the next century. As a result, he was thought to be the most consistent and prolific practitioner of plein air landscape painting. He painted several groups of landscapes and seascaps, which later became several series of paintings in order to capture the changing of light and the passing of the seasons. And this one can be said to one of the Poppies series. Some are red poppies, some are purple poppies, the other are yellow, white and so on. In this poppies field, we can many different kinds of poppies in full blossom.
As we know, poppy flowers blossom from Apri to May, some are from June to August. At this time, we can see a grace poppy sea in the field, especially at Atgenteuil poppy fields. And now, the picture shows the flourishing, fragrant poppies tendering people’s inner heart. A tall, luxuriant tree stands still in the field. The madam and her child are near the tree in this hot day. A few clouds are far from the top sky, where the coloful poppies echo with. Among the green leaves, we can see some white poppies in the left, purple among the field, yellow ones are in the right part. In all, it explains the beauty of poppy, the wonderful nature and a well household activity in a summer day. And this painting is named The Summer Poppy Field.