Impressionism

May 24, 2024

After Being Postponed for 120 Years, Monet’s ‘Thames’ Paintings Will Finally Exhibit in London

The French painter Claude Monet is widely credited for kicking off the Impressionist movement in 1872 with his painting Impression: Sunrise, depicting the Port of Le Havre on the coast of Brittany, France. Colors blend and figures bend in a soft rendition of a morning scene. Monet would continue to develop this new style of painting, joined by many of his contemporaries.

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November 24, 2023

Long-Unseen ‘Water Lilies’ Painting by Monet Sells for $74 Million

Claude Monet's dreamy paintings of water lilies are some of the most recognizable works of art ever created. The series Water Lilies depicts scenes from Monet's garden and pond at Giverny in France, rendered in expressive blends of blues, greens, and purples. However, while many can be viewed in Paris's Musée de l'Orangerie, others are less well known.

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June 29, 2023

How Much Do You Know About Monet? [Quiz]

Claude Monet is known as the father of Impressionism and remains one of the most famous painters of all time. Known for his incredible landscape paintings and ability to artistically interpret the fleeting aspect of nature, his work continues to capture the public's imagination. That's why, for this week's quiz, we thought that we'd test your knowledge of this popular artist. How much do you really know about Monet's life and work?

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September 25, 2022

Exploring How Monet’s Famous ‘Haystacks’ Paintings Explored the Beauty of the Changing Seasons

Few painters are as widely known as Claude Monet. Although radical for the time, his expressive depictions of leisurely scenes and picturesque gardens have since charmed the world with their effortless beauty. While some of his artworks, such as the Water Lilies series, are universally known, he created many artworks over the course of his creative career. Among them is the Haystacks series.

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