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Claude Monet (born as Oscar-Claude Monet), one of the founding fathers of the French Impressionism, was born on 14.11.1840 in Paris and died on 05.12.1926 in Giverny. He met Eugene Boudin in the dockland of Le Havre, who identified his talent and taught him painting. The early works of Claude Monet till mid- 1860s are realistic paintings; some of which were displayed in the Parisian Salon. Claude Monet got acquainted with Camille Pissarro in Paris in 1859 and with Auguste Renoir and Alfred Sisley in 1862. He moved to plein air painting from the dark figure paintings under their influence. Claude Monet began painting Impressionistic paintings towards the end of the 1860s. The landscape painting “Impression - soleil levant” made by Claude Monet in 1872 became representative of this painting epoch and the entire movement came to be called as Impressionism. He thus moved away from the Contemporary style characterized by the traditional art academies. In 1874 he participated in the first Impressionist exhibition. His works included landscape paintings, city views and a range of studies on individual motifs with an application of complementary colours. Claude Monet became the most consistent painter of Impressionism. Light, colour and shadows were applied in his paintings to perfection. The major themes of his last years were the garden with a pond full of water lilies and a Japanese bridge. Monet never changed his Impressionist painting till his last breath- although Fauvism, Cubism and Abstract painting became popular during his lifetime. All artworks by Claude Monet can be ordered in our online-shop in any form you desire e.g. as a poster, art print on canvas, hand-painted oil painting, acrylic art print or metal print. Each piece of wall art is unique!

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