Beautiful Impressionism paintings from the French painter Claude Monet.
|Bouquet of Gadiolas, Lilies and Dasies - Claude Monet|
Claude Monet, 1840–1926, French landscape painter. Monet was a founder of Impressionism. He adhered to its principles throughout his long career and is considered the most consistently representative painter of the school as well as one of the foremost painters of landscape in the history of art. As a youth in Le Havre, Monet was encouraged by the marine painter Boudin to paint in the open air, a practice he never forsook. After two years (1860–62) with the army in Algeria, he went to Paris, over parental objections, to study painting. In Paris, Monet formed lasting friendships with the artists who would become the major impressionists, including Pissarro, Cézanne, Renoir, Sisley, and Bazille. He and several of his friends painted for a time out-of-doors in the Barbizon district. Monet soon began to concern himself with his lifelong objective: portraying the variations of light and atmosphere brought on by changes of hour and season.
|Camille Monet with a child 1875 by Claude Monet|
|Canal in Amsterdam by Claude Monet|
|Irises in Monet's Garden by Claude Monet|
|Pleasure Boats at Argenteuil by Claude Monet|
|Houses of Parliament, Sunset 1 by Claude Monet|
|Water-Lilies by Claude Monet|
|The Pink Skiff by Claude Monet|
|The Woman With The Parasol by Claude Monet|
Source: Claude Monet Gallery