Claude Monet

• Is an art movement and style of painting that
started in France during the 1860s.
Impressionism is a light, spontaneous
manner of painting.
• The movement's name came from Claude
Monet's early work, Impression: A Sunrise,
which was singled out for criticism in an
exhibition. The hallmark of the style is the
attempt to capture the subjective
impression of light in a scene.
• Although the work of the
Impressionist painters appears very
spontaneous, they carefully and
scientifically planned their work.
Impressionist Artists
• The core of the earliest Impressionist
group was made up of Claude Monet,
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Alfred Sisley.
• Others associated with this period were
Camille Pissarro, Edgar Degas, Édouard
Manet, and Mary Cassatt.
Here's a list that might help to remember the issues
important to most Impressionists:
Everyday life
Outdoor settings
Weather and atmosphere
Claude Monet
One of the leaders Of the Movement
• French Impressionist Painter
• 1840 -1926
Important Works of
Claude Monet:
Haystacks, 1891
The Rouen Cathedral series, 1892-1894
Water Lilies, 1906
Impression Sunrise, 1872
Claude Monet
• Monet felt that nature knows no
black or white and nature knows no
line. These beliefs resulted in this
artist creating beautifully colorful
and energetic pieces of work. The
leading member of the
Impressionists, Claude Monet
captured the spontaneity of
nature's wonderful light.
•Monet eliminated browns in his
• It is likely that his palette was
limited to white, yellow, vermilion
(red), rose, light blue, dark blue
and violet.
• Most amazingly, considering the
number of landscapes that Monet
created during his career, is the
absence of green in his palette.
• “IMPRESSION, SUNRISE” gave the name to the
entire Impressionist movement.
• Allow the viewers eyes to blend colors by Apply the
pastels in short strokes of colors.