Claude MonetClaude Monet began as a painter of realistic pictures, which he was even allowed to exhibit in the Parisian Salon.

At the end of the 1860 he moved away from the traditional tastes of the time, which were shaped by the art academies, and began to paint impressionist pictures, which worsened his financial situation.
Nevertheless, he found patrons such as the art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel and took part in exhibitions that had Impressionism as their theme. He developed the concept of the series by painting the same motif in different lighting moods. He also laid out his famous garden near his house, which he diligently used as a motif for his pictures. Even other artists such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir took the garden including Monet as a motif by painting the artist himself, standing with his easel in his garden and also painting.

Full name: Oscar-Claude Monet

Activities: painter

Style: impressionism

Birthday: November 14th, 1840 - December 5th, 1926

Place of birth: Paris, France

Parents: Adolphe Monet and Louise Justine Aubrée

Made famous by: His work "Impression, Sunrise", which shows a port view of Le Havre, a port city in Normandy, gave the entire Impressionist movement its name.

Works: Until the mid-1860s, Claude Monet's early work included realistic paintings. Here is a list of some of his impressionist works since 1865:

1865/1866: “Breakfast in the Green”, oil on canvas, 248 × 217 cm
1866: “Camille in a green dress”, oil on canvas, 231 × 151 cm
1866: “Women in the Garden”, oil on canvas, 256 × 208 cm
1867: “The terrace of Sainte-Adresse”, oil on canvas, 98 × 130 cm
1867: "The Church of Saint-Germain-l´Auxerrois", oil on canvas, 79 × 98 cm
1868: “The river / On the banks of Bennercourt”, oil on canvas, 81 × 100 cm
1869: “La Grenouillère / The Frog Pond”, oil on canvas, 75 × 100 cm
1870: “The beach at Trouville”, oil on canvas, 38 × 46 cm
1871: “Windmühlen bei Zaandam”, oil on canvas, 47 × 73 cm
1872: “Impression - Sunrise”, oil on canvas, 48 ​​× 63 cm
1873: "Poppy field near Argenteuil", oil on canvas, 50 × 65 cm
1873: “Boulevard des Capucines”, oil on canvas, 61 × 80 cm
1873: “Camille Monet on a garden bench (Die Bank), oil on canvas, 61 × 80 cm
1874: “Seine Bridge at Argenteuil”, oil on canvas, 60 × 81.3 cm
1875/1876: “Camille in a Japanese costume”, oil on canvas, 231.5 × 142 cm
1877: “Saint-Lazare station, arrival of a train”, oil on canvas, 82 × 101 cm
1878: “Rue Saint-Denis on the feast of June 30, 1878”, oil on canvas, 76 × 52 cm
1880: “Sunflower bouquet”, oil on canvas, 101 × 81 cm
1880: “View of Vétheuil”, oil on canvas, 60 × 100 cm
1882: “Customsman's Cabin in Verengeville”, oil on canvas, 60 × 78 cm
1883: “Stormy Sea near Etretat”, oil on canvas, 81 × 100 cm
1884: “Bordighera”, oil on canvas, 64.8 × 81.3 cm
1886: "Woman with a parasol", oil on canvas, 131 × 88 cm
1886: “The rock pyramid of Port-Coton by rough seas”, oil on canvas, 65 × 80 cm
1887: “Young Girls in a Boat”, oil on canvas, 145.5 × 133.5 cm
1890/1891: “Getreideschober”, oil on canvas, various formats
1891: “Poplars”, oil on canvas, various formats
1891 - 1894: “Rouen Cathedral”, oil on canvas, various formats
1897: “Seinearm bei Giverny”, oil on canvas, 81 × 92 cm
1897 - 1899: “Water Lilies”, oil on canvas, 81 × 100 cm
1899: “The Japanese Bridge”, oil on canvas, 89 × 93 cm
1902: “Path in the artist's garden”, oil on canvas, 89 × 92 cm
1902: “The Parliament of London, sunset”, oil on canvas, 81 × 92 cm
1908: “The Palazzo da Mula”, oil on canvas, 62 × 81 cm
1918/1919: “Weeping willow”, oil on canvas, 89 × 115 cm

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