Monday, May 21, 2018

Claude Monet

Claude Monet was a revolutionary artist within painting. He influenced the Impressionism movement within France. Claude Monet has always been my favorite painter. From an early age I took painting classes and recreated many of his impressionistic paintings. I also went to France where I saw his amazing paintings at the Musée d'Orsay and the Musée de l'Orangerie. His paintings are amazing because they are painted from real life environments and are an impression of a moment. He loved to paint nature around him particularly water lilies in his pond at his home in Giverny. I love how messy the paintings are up close from the overlapping of colors and differing brushstrokes. The paintings then look put together when viewed farther away. What is also so impressive about his paintings are the impasto and broken brushstrokes which are the thick brushstrokes that create an uneven texture on the canvas. This gives his paintings another dimension to them. Claude Monet also uses very bright happy colors within his paintings. I think he is a painter that should be appreciated by his amazing contributions he made to the artistic community.

This website provides a biography on Claude Monet’s life. It also has each digital image of the painting collections he has made. This website is an excellent resource to learn more about Impressionism as well.
This website provides information on the history of Claude Monet’s Water Lilies Cycle. These paintings depict his garden water lilies throughout various seasons. The website also has digital images of the water lily paintings that take up an entire wall.
This website provides resources on Claude Monet’s Life and his home in Giverny. The website provides information on how to visit Giverny and has a virtual tour to give to online visitors.