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Claude Monet

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Claude Monet
Oscar-Claude Monet (1840-1926)

Founder of French Impressionist movement.
He rejected traditional approach to landscape
The word 'impressionism' came from his work 'Impression, soleil levant' meaning 'Impression, sunrise'.
Born on 14 November 1840 in the 9th arrondissement of Paris.
Biography (follow the footstep)
Impression, Sunrise
75 cm x 100 cm
Oil on canvas
- Utilized repetition (of ripple, people, and boats)
Bain à la Grenouillère

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Claude Monet (1840-1926)
Woman in the Garden
Circa 1866 (he was 26)
255 cm × 205 cm
Oil on canvas
One of very early work
the model is Camille his wife
-en plein air-
painting or drawing done outside, in the open air
Impressionist artists were particularly interested in the influence of changing light outdoors on color.
In Normandy, where he was raised, Monet was introduced to plein-air painting by Eugène Boudin.
The first Impressionist exhibition was held in 1874
During the early 1880s: campaigns to document the French countryside.
48 cm x 63 cm
Oil on canvas
- Coined the term, impressionim
- "Landscape is nothing but an impression, and an instantaneous one, hence this label that was given us" Claude Monet
Water Lilies
89.5 x 100.3 cm
Oil on canvas
Painted in his elderly years.
It was meant to show the beauty of the scene it captures.
60.3 x 80.2 cm
oil on canvas
one of 12 canvases he drew to show the icon of modernity.
Impressionist Movement Cont'd
1st modern movement
1860's Paris, thru Europe, US
founders rejected official, gov't powered exhibitions = looked down upon by powerful academic art institutions
no detail/fine work/realistic
capture 1st impression
moved to streets/countryside, not studio
loose brushwork & pure, intense colors
Arrival of the Normandy Train,
Gare Saint-Lazare
Cliff Walk at Pourville
66.5 cm × 82.3 cm
oil on canvas
Loose brushwork creates a sense of movement
Impressionism is all about the expression of movement and light.
Rouen Cathedral,
West Facade

Oil on Canvas
107cm x 73.5cm

-Series Painting is an attempt to illustrate the importance of light in our perception of a subject at a given time and place.
Rouen Cathedral,red, Sunlight
Red Boats at Argenteuil 1875
oil on canvas
80.3 x 59.7 cm
1892 - 1893
La Cathédrale de Rouen. Le portail et la tour Saint-Romain, plein soleil ; harmonie bleue et or
1892 - 1893
La Cathédrale de Rouen. Le portail, soleil matinal; harmonie bleue
La cathédrale de Rouen. Le portail et la tour Saint-Romain, plein soleil
Favorite Works
Antibes seen from the Salis Gardens 1888
oil on canvas
73 x 92 cm,
Meadow Road To Pourville 1882
oil on canvas

200 x 200.7 cm
oil on canvas
Monet's garden in Giverny was a site for him to finally see a specific way of painting
His eye sights were starting to fail at this point
Morning on the Seine near Giverny
82 cm x 93 cm
oil on canvas
Monet wanted to analyze the ever-changing nature of light and color
The Water Lilies - The Clouds
200 x 1276 cm
Oil on Canvas

Claude Monet bio overview
Extra Info
died of lung cancer in 1926
suffered from cataracts for a time in his career, making him partially blind: his artworks from this period look redder
he later got an operation on his eyes that fixed this problem
"A good impression is lost so quickly...
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