It’s time again for Famous Artist Fridays where we explore beautiful art by some of the most famous artists of all time. This week we’re discovering works by Claude Monet.
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Famous Artist: Claude Monet
Claude Monet, born, Oscar-Claude, in November 14, 1840 in Paris France. This French painter is credited as the founder of the Impressionist style. He often worked in series producing a repetition of the same study. His repetitive studies are often seen diaplayed in modern gallery showings in groupings. These repetitions can allow art enthusiasts an opportunity to study lighting techniques, and how changes in canvas affect texture and color.
Spend some time exploring my family’s favorites below. And then, you can check out the resources below for a deeper study.
Oh, and here’s a post I pulled from the archives about our first meeting with Monet. BEGINNING A NEW ARTIST STUDY It’s amazing to see how much they’ve grown since these photos were taken.
“People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it’s simply necessary to love.” – Claude Monet
Here are my Family’s Favorite Pieces by Claude Monet
Woman in the Garden (Saint-Adresse). 1867 shows the heart of the Impressionist style that being natural light. The Impressionism style often depicts outdoor scenes showing the relationship between light and color.
Terrace at Saint-Adresse. 1867 another outdoor scene you can see that this painting is painted in thirds with three disctinct sections, the sky, sea, and terrace. Notice too that the artists perspective is slightly raised above the scene.
The Entrance to the Port of Honfleur 1867 history tells us that this painting served as a small sketch for a later larger scaled piece. However the large scale painting has been lost over time.
Madame Gaudibert. . 1868 While Monet became known for his landscapes his early works were portraits and figure paintings. This piece is one such example.
Regatta at Argenteuil. c.1872 a scene from the small town of Argenteuil, which became famous because of the artists who chose to live there. Monet lived there from 1871 to 1878. This pice schoes
Madame Monet in Japanese Costume (La Japonaise). 1875, with vibrant colors and details are a beautiful example of Monet’s figures work. It can be noted that Madame Monet, is his wife, Camille,
Books for Studying the Famous Artist Monet
- Monet: His Life & Works in 500 Images
- Monet or The Triumph of Impressionism
- Monet Basic Art Series
- Monet Reflections and Shadow
- Monet: The Early Years
Children’s Books about the Famous Artist Monet
- Claude Monet Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists
- The Magical Garden of Claude Monet
- Who Was Claude Monet
Learn More about the Famous Artist Monet
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