“Rouen Cathedral is an extensive series of 33 paintings by Claude Monet, which were executed between 1892 and 1894. The paintings show the Rouen Cathedral in different light situations and sometimes with slight positioning variations. The Rouen Cathedral paintings are hailed as one of the highlights in Monet’s work.
All of the 33 paintings show Rouen Cathedral. In 30 of them Monet painted the cathedral’s front; three paintings show small sections of the cathedral. The Gothic facade is shown in an extreme close-up, though it is no realistic or detailed representation of the building’s architecture. The essential elements of the paintings are rather the reproduction of the buildings interaction with different shades of light and weather conditions…”