Claude Monet artwork, largely pioneering the art form known as Impressionism, will make an impression on you that lasts a lifetime! Monet is most well known for his series of outdoor paintings, his portraits of his wife Camille, his unparalleled use of color, and his signature style of capturing the effect light had on his subject.
It was following the death of Camille in 1879 that Claude Monet artwork truly began to be appreciated. During that time, Monet purchased a small home with a flower garden in Giverny, which was to become the inspiration for some of his most famous water and oil paintings.
During the latter years of the 1800s until his death in 1926, Monet created a number of 'series' paintings, in which a single subject was portrayed under various weather and lighting conditions. The first series, Haystacks, depicts a haystack at different times of day and from different points of view, showing how the sunlight changes the look of the haystack over the course of the day. Additional famous Claude Monet artwork from this period includes:
Poplars by Monet
It can be said that by far the most recognized Monet artwork is his Water Lilies series, comprised of 250 oil paintings which have become synonymous with Monet's impressionistic style of art. The subjects of the paintings were found in none other than Monet's flower garden at Giverny. The garden's Japanese bridge also played a large role in Monet's paintings. Twenty-two Water Lilies life-size canvases are now on display at the Musée de Orangerie in Paris, painted especially by Monet for the museum. Claude Monet artwork can also be viewed in: the Musée Marmottan in Paris; the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Saint Louis Art Museum; Carnegie Museum of Art; Portland Art Museum; the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC - and more.
The list goes on and on, however if you are fascinated by Monet's classic works, go online and do a search for the following noted Monet paintings:
The evidence is clear: Monet's works are nothing short of masterpieces of French Impressionism. You can now enjoy Claude Monet artwork every day by buying and hanging a print of your favorite Monet painting!