Presentation on theme: "Monet et les Jardins de Giverny By Emma Snow. Birth date: November 14 th, 1840 Birth Place: Paris, France Birth Name: Oscar-Claude Monet Information."— Presentation transcript:
Birth date: November 14 th, 1840 Birth Place: Paris, France Birth Name: Oscar-Claude Monet Information
He always wanted to be an artist His father wanted him to go into the family grocery business He saw painters copying old paintings Decided to sit by a window a paint what he saw Information Cont.
Joined the army in 1861 Left the service in 1862; went to art school Student of Charles Gleyre Met Renoir, Bazille, and Sisley They worked on new type of painting; Impressionism Founders of the French Impressionist painting Information Cont.
First wife was Camille Doncieu First child, Jean, born in 1867 Second child, Michel, born in 1878 Camille got tuberculosis in 1876 Died in September, 1879 Information Cont.
Moved in with Alice Hoschedé She helped raise his sons She had six children of her own Blanche Hoschedé, Germaine, Suzanne Hoschedé, Marthe, Jean-Pierre, and Jacques They were married in 1892 Were together until she died in 1911 Jean died in 1914 Information Cont.
Discovered Giverny out of a train window in April, 1883 Rented a house and 2 acres of land Bought the house and land in 1890 Lived there until his death Information Cont.
Created and planted the gardens that appear in his paintings The gardens gave him inspiration Some of his most famous work is of the gardens Information Cont.
Focused on the water lily pond from the 1910s- 1920s The pond was separate from the house and gardens Where Monet spent a lot of his time Information Cont.
Last series of paintings were abstract paintings of the lilies Did not include the sky or horizon in them; just the pond Focused on a small area of the pond in each painting Painted on a square canvas without a frame to give it a “limitless” feeling Information Cont.
Later developed cataracts Had two operations to remove them in 1923 Paintings that he painted while he had the cataracts have a reddish tone Information Cont.
Died of lung cancer December 5 th, 1926 Buried in the Giverny cemetery Michel, only heir, was left the house, gardens, and water lily pond He donated them to the French Academy of Fine Arts in 1966 House and gardens were open to the public in 1980 Information Cont.