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Claude Monet Paintings

Claude Monet was a famous French painter who is considered as initiator, leader, and staunch exponent of the Impressionist style. Monet, also known as Oscar-Claude Monet or Claude Oscar Monet, lived from November 14, 1840 to December 5, 1926.

The founder of French Impressionist painting, Claude Monet is regarded as the archetypal Impressionist. In fact the term Impressionism is derived from the title of the famous Claude Monet painting, ‘Impression- Sunrise.’

Claude Monet was most consistent and prolific practitioner of Impressionism. He was the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein-air landscape painting.

The Claude Monet paintings are finest expressions of impressionism. His works reflect his devotion to the ideals of the movement and his unwavering throughout.

The early Claude Monet paintings include “Garden at Sainte-Adresse 1867,” “The Beach at Sainte-Adresse 1867,” “Magpie 1868-69,” “La Grenouillère 1869,” and “The Beach at Trouville 1870.”

In 1871 and 1872 he painted canals, boats, and windmills in Holland and worked again at Le Havre. The first Impressionist Claude Monet paintings include “Impression: soleil levant (Impression, Sunrise) 1873,” “Régate à Argenteuil (Coquelicots 1873),” “The Highway Bridge at Argenteuil (Fishing Boats Leaving the Harbor, Le Havre 1874),” and “La Promenade (1875).”

The later Claude Monet paintings that are classified as later impressionism include “The Seine at Argenteuil,” “The Bridge at Argenteuil (La femme au métier 1875),” “The Stroll, Camille Monet and Her Son Jean (Woman with a Parasol) (Image Femme à l'ombrelle tournée vers la gauche),” “Le bateau atelier (The Boat Studio 1876),” and “La Japonaise 1876.”

During the winter of 1876-77, Monet brought out Gare Saint-Lazare series including Saint-Lazare Station 1877, Boulevard des Capucines 1873, Landscape: Parc Monceau, Paris.

Claude Monet paintings - “Poplars on the Epte” and “Image Poplars along the River Epte, Autumn” came out in 1891. In 1893, Monet produced his famous “Rouen Cathedral Paintings.”

Some of the later works of Monet Include The Floating Ice 1880, Path in the Ile Saint-Martin, Vetheuil, Rock Arch West of Etretat (The Manneport) 1883, Garden in Bordighera, Impression of Morning1884, Bulbfield and Windmill Near Leyden 1886, Water Lilies (The Clouds) 1903, Image Water Lilies 1906, Image Waterlilies, Green Reflection, Left Part 1916-1923, The Japanese Bridge Probably 1918-24.

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