This painting was created by Monet in 1873. It is great example of the style of painting called impressionism, because the Impressionist movement was named after this painting. This painting's subject is a harbor at sunrise. Monet uses very loose brush strokes in this painting which suggest rather than delineate it. The sun and the sky use the same luminiance. This relies on the use of contemporary colors, and color temp, rather than changing the color intensities or contrasts.