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Claude Monet

Birth: November 14, 1840

Death: December 5, 1926


Born in Paris, France

Family moved to a city called Le Havre in Normandy

Went to art schools in Le Harve and became an artist, even though his parents weren't supportive.

Claude's Family


Known as the founder of French Impressionist painting

This is a type of work that deals with small strokings of the brush and precise details with light.


Impression, Sunrise/1′ 7″ x 2′ 1″/1872/Musée Marmottan Monet
Woman with a Parasol - Madame Monet and Her Son/3′ 3″ x 2′ 8″/1875/National Gallery of Art
Poppies/50 cm, 65 cm/1873/Musee d' Orsay
Women in the Garden/255 cm × 205 cm/1866/Musee d' Orsay
Bain à la Grenouillère/2′ 5″ x 3′ 3″/1869/Metropolitan Museum of Art
Impression, Sunrise

In this piece of art, Monet does a great job with the little details such as the sun and it's reflection. He also throws little details in the water.

The artist uses a wide variety of shapes in this artwork including the circle in the sun and the organic figures in the background. He also uses different lines all over the water and in the background. Finally, the color scheme he uses are the complementary colors blue and orange. The artist wants the viewer to feel at ease because of the softness in the water and the colors. Both of these make the painting feel "easy." If I were to see this without knowin where it came from, I don't think I would be able to tell where it came from. If I could, I think I would purchase this because it puts me at ease and I love the light color scheme.

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