The man who started the Impressionist Movement
What is Impressionism?
: 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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Memorable Works by Monet
Waterlilies, Night Effect
Monet often worked on a "series" of paintings. In this he would depict the subject in varying light and weather conditions. This is one of the many paintings of waterlilies. These waterlilies were part of his painting of controlled nature. These were located on the grounds of the property at Giverney.
Boat at Giverny
This was painted when Monet was living in a rented house on 2 acres of land in Giverney which was located on a main road that was situated between the towns of Vernon and Gasney. This work was painted in 1887 and shows the daughters of a friend of Monet in a boat on the river.
The Artist's Garden at Giverny
In 1890, Monet was prosperous enough to buy the house in Giverney. He and his family completely redesigned the flower gardens that had already existed on the estate. Monet had a preference for blue and violet flowers as seen in this painting.