November Artist: Claude MonetBy ZacHarY Schneider E period 11-29-16
Claude Monet was a French painter who was born on Nov 14, 1840 in Paris, France. He studied in the Academie Suisse. He practically invented the art style of Impressionism after a critique insulted his works as they were more focused on light and form rather than realism. He died in 1926 in the city of Giverny France. His most famous work is his piece "Water Lillies."
"Woman with Parasol", 1875, 100cm x 81cm, Collection of Mr. And Mrs. Paul Mellon
"The House of Parliament, Sunset", 1903, 107 cm x 117.5 cm x 8.8 cm, Chester Dale Collection
"The Japanese Footbridge" , 1899, 81.3 cm x 101.6 cm, National Gallery of Art
"Irises in Monet's Garden", 1900, 92 cm x 81 cm, The National Gallery of Australia
"Poppies", 1873, 50 cm x 65 cm, Musée d'Orsay
"Woman with a parasol" exemplifies Monet's special set of brush strokes and blends of intensities and tones that give an image a feeling of near reality. His use of light gives this work a wonderful sense of depth that coexists in harmony with the mix of dull and vibrant colors. If there is one word to describe Monet's style it is dreamlike, almost vivid reality but blurred slightly. The dull clouds blend into the bright blue sky, which itself contrasts with the green grass and yellow flowers. If I could have this painting at home I would. This is because of the notoriety of the artist as well as the splendid sense of escape it provides.