Claude Monet

Impressionist Painter

The man who started the Impressionist Movement

Monet was a French artist who revolutionized art in the late 19th century. He became a leader in the Impressionist movement in art. His works can been seen in museums around the world. Monet preferred to paint outdoors. While many of his works remain today he is known to have destroyed many paintings when he became frustrated with his work.


What is Impressionism?

im·pres·sion·ism \im-ˈpre-shə-ˌni-zəm\

: a style of painting that began in France around 1870, that uses spots of color to show the effects of different kinds of light, and that attempts to capture the feeling of a scene rather than specific details

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Claude Monet: Inventing Impressionism

Memorable Works by Monet

Monet by John Singer Sargent

A great American portrait painter, John Singer Sargent, created this portrait on Monet at work in the fields near his home.