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1 The beginning of Impressionism
Claude Monet The beginning of Impressionism

2 Style of painting that became popular over 100 years ago mainly in France.
It was a break from painting realistically. A painting by Claude Monet, named “Impression: Sunrise” was the inspiration for the term Impressionism. Originally it was meant as an insult, but Monet embraced the name. The art institutes of the day thought that the paintings looked unfinished, or childlike. The movement lasted from around 1870 to 1910 and included artists such as Monet, Degas, and Pissarro Impressionism

3 Claude Monet French pronunciation (klod mone).
Born Oscar Claude Monet on November 14, 1840 Died December 5, 1926. Born in Giverny, France Claude Monet

4 Claude Monet Father Wanted him to go into the family grocery business
His Mother was a singer French Impressionist Painter Influenced by Eugen Boudin, Johan Jongkind, and Gustave Courbet Works: Impression Sunrise Rouen Cathedral series London Parliament series Water Lilies Haystaks Poplars Claude Monet

5 When Monet traveled to Paris to visit the Louvre, he witnessed painters copying from the old masters. Instead would sit by a window and paint what he saw While living in Paris became good friends with Edouard Manet He took refuge in England during the Franco-Prussian War (19 July, 1870), and studied John Constable and Joseph Mallord William Turner Both of the artists landscapes would serve to inspire Monets innovations in the study of color. Claude Monet

6 He was married twice (first wife died) and had several children.
It took him until he was 50 to sell enough paintings to buy his first home. Much of his life, he lived in poverty. He started going blind in 1908 due to cataracts. Some of his most memorable paintings were at the end of his life. Claude Monet

7 Monet brought the study of the transient effects of natural light to its most refined expression.
Became one of the most popular modernism artists during the 20th century. Claude Monet

8 Le Pont Japonais a Giverny
Eliminated black and gray from his palette. Used natural color. like a prism, broke it down into its individual components. He often painted a series of the exact same view under different light and weather conditions. Le Pont Japonais a Giverny

9 Le Pont Japonais a Giverny

10 This woman with an umbrella painted against the light and from below is Camille, Monet’s wife, and their son Jean. The Walk, Woman with a Parasol, Claude Monet 1875, oil on canvas 100 x 81 cm. This canvas is also known as Madame Monet and her son. La Promenade

11 La Promenade

12 Garden at Sainte-Adresse
Monet painted the Garden Sainte-Adresse when he was 26. Was trying to find new ways to see and depict modern life. Garden belonged to Monet;s aunt, whose seaside villa was near the great port of Le Havre. Its said that in this painting Monet is painting the familiar pleasures of modern middle-class life. Garden at Sainte-Adresse

13 Garden at Sainte-Adresse

14 La Rue de La Bavolle at Honfleur

15 Pierre‑Auguste Renoir

16 Tulips in Holland

17 Water Lilies, Water Lilies

18 Reflections of Clouds on the Water-Lily Pond, c
Reflections of Clouds on the Water-Lily Pond, c. 1920, 200 × 1,276 cm (78.74 × in), oil on canvas, Museum of Modern Art, New York City Water Lilies Reflections of Clouds on the Water-Lily Pond, c. 1920, 200 × 1,276 cm (78.74 × in), oil on canvas, Museum of Modern Art, New York City

19 Water Lilies (or Nympheas) is a series of approximately 250 oil paintings by French Impressionist Claude Monet. They depict Monet’s flower garden at Giverny and were the main focus of Monet’s artistic production during the last 30 years of his life. Water-Lily Pond, c Sea-Roses (Yellow Nirwana), 1920 Water Lilies

20 The Paintings are on display at museums all over the world, including:
Muss Marmottan Monet in Paris Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York Art Institute of Chicago Saint Louis Art Museum Carengie Museum of Art National Museum of Wales Portland Art Museum Water Lilies, 1919 Water Lilies Water-Lily Pond and Weeping Willow, ( )

21 Nymphéas reflets de saule (1916-19)
Nympheas, 1916 Water Lilies

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