Thursday, August 21, 2008

Timeless Masterpieces of The Great Masters- Monet

Woman in a Garden (1867)


Water Lilies ( 1914-1917)


Garden Path (1902)


Camille Monet At Work (1875)


Woman With A Parasol (1875)

Claude Monet - Photo by Nader (1899)

Claude Monet (November 14, 1840 - December 5, 1926) was a founder of French impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein-air landscape painting. The term impressionism was derived from the title of his painting Impression, Sunrise.

Claude Monet was born on November 14, 1840 and was the second son of Claude-Adolphe and Louise-Justine Aubree Monet. He first became known locally for his charcoal caricatures which he would sell for ten to twenty francs. When Monet traveled to Paris to visit The Louvre, he witnessed painters copying from the old masters. Monet, having brought his paints and other tools with him, would instead go and sit by a window and paint what he saw. Monet died of lung cancer on December 5, 1926 at the age of 86 and was buried in the Giverny church cemetery.

Tags: Timeless Masterpieces, Great Masters, Claude Monet, Impressionism, Plein-air Landscape Painting, Charcoal Caricatures

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla

6 comments:

A. said...

Monet is one of my favourite artists. Years ago I wasn't interested in art at all, but a friend took me to the Musée d'Orsay in Paris and I've never looked back! Giverny is a delight.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi,
Thanks for visiting my blog and for your appreciation of the paintings of Monet. They are really great. Thanks again and God bless.

Lotus Flower said...

The impressionists are my kind of artists: monet, manet, degas, van gogh, cezanne, rembrandt and other great masters. Van Gogh, one of the more famous post-impressionists where, in Belgium sometime between 1879-1880, "living among the poor, he gave away all his worldly goods in an impassioned moment; he was thereupon dismissed by church authorities for a too-literal interpretation of Christian teaching."

What an interesting trivia, don't you think so? :-)

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Lotus Flower,
You are so knowledgeable of the backgrounds of the great masters. I must admit I am not that deep in my knowledge of them. Thank you so much for the rare information you furnished. I really appreciate that. Thanks for your visit and valuable comments. God bless.

lala said...

I love Monet (and Degas and Renior)

My mom studied in the Impressionists' style so I've always been partial.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Lala,
I'm glad you appreciate the works of art in impressionism. I will next be featuring Renoir. Thanks for your visit and valuable comments. God bless.

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