Claude Monet - Bismarck Public Schools

Claude Monet
The beginning of Impressionism
• Style of painting that became popular over 100 years ago
mainly in France.
• It was a break from painting realistically.
• A painting by Claude Monet, named “Impression: Sunrise”
was the inspiration for the term Impressionism.
• Originally it was meant as an insult, but Monet embraced the
• The art institutes of the day thought that the paintings looked
unfinished, or childlike.
• The movement lasted from around 1870 to 1910 and included
artists such as Monet, Degas, and Pissarro
• French pronunciation
(klod mone).
• Born Oscar Claude
Monet on November
14, 1840 Died
December 5, 1926.
• Born in Giverny,
Claude Monet
• Father Wanted him to go into
the family grocery business
• His Mother was a singer
• French Impressionist Painter
• Influenced by Eugen Boudin,
Johan Jongkind, and Gustave
• Works:
Claude Monet
Sunrise Rouen Cathedral series
London Parliament series
Water Lilies
• When Monet traveled to Paris
to visit the Louvre, he
witnessed painters copying
from the old masters.
• Instead would sit by a window
and paint what he saw
• While living in Paris became
good friends with Edouard
• He took refuge in England
during the Franco-Prussian
War (19 July, 1870), and
studied John Constable and
Joseph Mallord William Turner
• Both of the artists landscapes
would serve to inspire Monets
innovations in the study of color.
Claude Monet
Claude Monet
• He was married twice
(first wife died) and had
several children.
• It took him until he was
50 to sell enough
paintings to buy his first
• Much of his life, he lived
in poverty.
• He started going blind in
1908 due to cataracts.
• Some of his most
memorable paintings
were at the end of his life.
• Monet brought the study
of the transient effects of
natural light to its most
refined expression.
• Became one of the most
popular modernism artists
during the 20th century.
Claude Monet
• Eliminated black and
gray from his palette.
• Used natural color.
like a prism, broke it
down into its
• He often painted a
series of the exact
same view under
different light and
weather conditions.
Le Pont Japonais a
Le Pont Japonais a
• This woman with an
umbrella painted
against the light and
from below is Camille,
Monet’s wife, and their
son Jean.
• The Walk, Woman with
a Parasol, Claude
Monet 1875, oil on
canvas 100 x 81 cm.
• This canvas is also
known as Madame
Monet and her son.
La Promenade
La Promenade
• Monet painted the Garden
Sainte-Adresse when he
was 26.
• Was trying to find new
ways to see and depict
modern life.
• Garden belonged to
Monet;s aunt, whose
seaside villa was near the
great port of Le Havre.
• Its said that in this
painting Monet is
painting the familiar
pleasures of modern
middle-class life.
Garden at Sainte-Adresse
Garden at Sainte-Adresse
La Rue de La Bavolle at
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Tulips in Holland
Water Lilies, 1920-1926
Water Lilies
Reflections of Clouds on the Water-Lily Pond, c. 1920, 200 ×
1,276 cm (78.74 × 502.36 in), oil on canvas, Museum of
Modern Art, New York City
Water Lilies
Reflections of Clouds on the Water-Lily Pond, c. 1920, 200 ×
1,276 cm (78.74 × 502.36 in), oil on canvas, Museum of
Modern Art, New York City
Water-Lily Pond, c.1915-1926
Sea-Roses (Yellow Nirwana), 1920
Water Lilies
• Water Lilies (or
Nympheas) is a series
of approximately 250
oil paintings by French
Impressionist Claude
• They depict Monet’s
flower garden at
Giverny and were the
main focus of Monet’s
artistic production
during the last 30 years
of his life.
• The Paintings are on
display at museums all
over the world, including:
• Muss Marmottan Monet in
• Metropolitan Museum of
Art in New York
• Art Institute of Chicago
• Saint Louis Art Museum
• Carengie Museum of Art
• National Museum of Wales
• Portland Art Museum
Water Lilies
Water Lilies, 1919
Water-Lily Pond and Weeping Willow, (1916-19)
Nymphéas reflets de saule (1916-19)
Water Lilies
Nympheas, 1916