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					Claude Monet

Merely painting Impressions

Claude Monet
Impressionism

Pleine Aire Painting: paintings done quickly outdoors

A true Impressionist Painted the immediate effects of color and light. This painting was shown in the Salon of 1877 where a critic had said:” This is merely an impression”.
Impression, Sunrise, 1872 Oil on canvas

Claude Monet
Impressionism

Monet was interested in portraying the effects of light.

Creates his paintings through a system of short dabs of color Plein Aire Painting
Captures a time of day and so the paintings must be done quickly

“Houses of Parliament, London, Sun Breaking Through the
Fog”

Claude Monet
Impressionism

Plein Aire Light and Color as the subject Captures a time of day Short Brush strokes
Movement away from painting realistic images

Realization of paint as an opaque and textured medium.
Houses of Parliament, 1904

Claude Monet
Impressionism

Plein Aire Light and Color as the subject Captures a time of day Short Brush strokes
Movement away from painting realistic images

Realization of paint as an opaque and textured medium.
Houses of Parliament, 1905

Claude Monet
Impressionism

One of the most famous series of paintings in all the world He painted this cathedral at different times of day. Morning, Midday, and Evening.
The subject here is the Effects of Light on the façade of the cathedral rather than the cathedral itself

“Rouen Cathedral” (West Portal, Dull Weather, 1894) painted 1892 Oil on canvas

Claude Monet
Impressionism

One of the most famous series of paintings in all the world

He painted this cathedral at different times of day. Morning, Midday, and Evening.
The subject here is the Effects of Light on the façade of the cathedral rather than the cathedral itself

“Rouen Cathedral, Harmony in Blue and Gold” dated 1894, painted 1893 Oil on canvas

Claude Monet
Impressionism

Haystacks at Chailly, 1865, Oil

Monet’s Haystacks are equally famous to his series of the Rouen

Claude Monet
Impressionism

This painting captures the beauty of the light of the day

Also captures the pollution of the ships in the distance
The painting acts as a snapshot capturing a specific time and place.

Garden at Sainte Addresse, 1867, Oil

Claude Monet
Impressionism

Plein Aire Light and Color as the subject Avant Guarde Short Brush strokes
Movement away from painting realistic images

Bathing at LaGrenouillere, Oil

Realization of paint as an opaque and textured medium.

Claude Monet
Impressionism

The Regatta at Argentueil

Claude Monet
Impressionism

Highway Bridge at Argentueil

Claude Monet
Impressionism

Water Lilies (the clouds)

Claude Monet
Impressionism

One of the many paintings from the water lilies series
Almost becoming abstract

Beautiful color and immense size.
These paintings later became the trademark of Monet

Water Lilies, 1906

Claude Monet
Impressionism

Painted only two years before his death.
Painted when his eyesight was poor. Showing the influence of the Japanese culture. Almost purely abstract

Japanese Bridge, 1924


				
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