Claude Monet – the French impressionist painter, was born on November 14, 1840. His father, Auguste Monet, wanted his son to become a grocer, like himself, but fate decided otherwise.
Monet did not like to go to school. He kept skipping lessons that were taken place outside. Even if he got into classes, he regularly painted caricatures in his notebooks, which made teachers very angry. However, in 1855, they became interested in his sketches in Le Havre, where the family moved. In Le Havre, they began to sell his paintings in the local stores.
1. Impression. Sunrise
2. Station St-Lazare in Paris, train arrival
Eugene Boudin – a famous artist, noticed the boy and inspired him to develop his talent.
3. Breakfast on the grass
Monet kept studying, but not in the academy (he was too free for this), but thanks to the disputes with various cultural figures.
4. Woman with an umbrella (Monet’s wife and his son)
Camilla Donsier became his wife, and at the same time, a model. At this time, his paintings were wildly successful.
Claude Monet called himself a tramp, and indeed – he wandered, he was not accepted. Only in 1883, when he moved to Giverny, and he had his own garden, he again experienced a surge in creativity. It was there that he painted a series of paintings “Water Lilies”.
6. Haystack near Giverny
He always tried to create paintings that had something in common.
7. Vase with chrysanthemums
He incredibly accurately transmitted light in his paintings. He did not accept artificial light, and painted only sun glare. Some of his paintings are completely composed of glare.
8. Woman in the Garden. Sainte Adresse
Now he is one of the most famous and, of course, influential impressionists, whom anyone knows. There is even a series of jokes about the similarities of Monet and another artist – Manet.
9. The Magpie
10. Etretat, the beach and the port of Amon
11. Bordighera, Italy
12. Boats in the port of Honfleur
13. dolphe Monet is reading in the garden
14. View at Rouelles, Le Havre
15. La Corniche near Monaco
16. The Thames
18. Jean Monet on his hobby horse
19. Poppy Field near Argenteuil
20. The Thames
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