Claude Monet is an artist who has successfully created a name for himself by introducing us to his magnificent works of art that have captured the hearts of many. Monet was born on the 14th of November in the year of 1840 in Paris, France. Monet was the one who founded the French Impressionists School named after his famous painting Impression: Soleil Levant.
How Monet drew his attention and time towards painting began during the ripe age of 19 when he got into the Swiss Academy in Paris and after over a year have made acquaintances with Courbet and Pissaro. Not soon after, Monet found inspiration by the works of Edouard Manet and it was through his fascination with the paintings that he went out of his way to paint “en plein air”.
On the 5th of December in the year 1926 Claude Monet fought for his life with courage and boldness while battling lung cancer. Unfortunately though, cancer had gotten the best out of him and eventually his body became too weak and too fragile to win. It is during that date that Monet had finally given in to his sweet repose. Inspite of his deteriorating health before he passed away he still continued to paint for painting had been his passion ever since he was young. This inspired many artists who looked up to Monet for inspiration. Even in contemporary times, Monet’s works still continue to inspire many aspiring painters with the works he has left behind for us to remember him by. Here are some of his magnificent and brilliant works that have created a story and an imprint in the lives of those he has touched as his story will be beautifully and gracefully uncovered.
Monet Paintings have become very popular in the art world that young and old artists alike find inspiration and ideas from his famous paintings. Just like the painting he did entitled A Hunter and His Dog on a Boat, created circa 1858. This painting was a caricature of a man in a boat together with his dog. He earned money by selling his paintings of caricatures using friends and family as his subjects.
Another famous painting was entitled Le Paive de Chailly or better known as The Road from Bass-Breau. This was picture of a landscape which brought him to a time when he relished in the beauty in painting landscapes during the year 1864 when Eugene Boudin, A Norman painter, was highly responsible for encouraging him to try painting landscapes.
The painting Still Art with Pheasant was a painting intended by Monet to be shown to Art Schools so that he could get into one as an art student.
Another famous painting was entitled “Luncheon on the grass”. This was considered to be Claude Monet’s first ever masterpiece. He took inspiration from Manet and copied the style and theme that Manet used in his own paintings about two years before he made this.
“Garden at Sainte Adresse” was a painting that was inspired by the time when Monet had exchanged vows with his wife Camille as the two had shared a residence in Paris soon after but had often found themselves coming back to Monet’s parents in Le Havre. The painting pretty much says it all and it was self explanatory with just one glance with a woman and a man holding hands in a garden. Monet also decided to take this as an opportunity to get away from the critics in Paris who tried to intensify his competition and rivalry with his co-painter Manet.
“The Beach at Sainte Adresse” was created on the year 1867 to 1868. This was a painting that showed a number of marinas docked at the harbour of Le Havre and at the beach of Sainte Adresse. The painting also gave much emphasis to the sky owing to the influences of Eugene Boudin during Monet’s first years in painting.
There are many more of Monet Paintings exhibited in real-life galleries and even in online galleries. These are just some to name a few of his works of art.