Claude Monet

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Claude Monet

ClaudeMonetBy Hannah Selander

Claude Monet was born on November 14, 1840.

One of Claude Monets famous paintings

In 1845 age 5, Claude moved with his family to Le Havre, apart of town in the Normandy region. When Claude grew up , he did not want to be inside anymore. At an early age, he developed a love for drawing. in Claudes schoolbooks where a bunch of drawings of people and charistics of his teachers.Soon afterward, his mother died. Claude went into a huge depresion after.


In the community, Claude became well-known for his drawings many of the town's citizens. After meeting Eugene Boudin, a local landscape artist, Claude started to explore the natural world in his work. He started painting lots of nature.In 1859, Monet decided to move to Paris to pursue his art. There, he was strongly influenced by the paintings of the Barbizon school and enrolled as a student at the Academie Suisse.

Claudes Introduction to art

Claudes painting of himself.

During this time, Claude met a fellow artist Camille Pissarro, who had became a close friend for many years.The following year, Claude was selected again to participate in the Salon. This time, the show officials chose a landscape and a portrait Camille, which featured his lover and future wife, Camille Doncieux. She sat and posed for paintings that Claude painted of her all the time. After a while, the couple had thier first child. A little boy, named Jean. Claude and Camile had a break from thier relashonship, and that got Claude into a another depresion with self-doubt and anger.

Enrolled for art school

Claude mainly uses movement in hisartwork. See how the girls dress is flowingin the wind? Movment shows action, the path the veiwers eye follows when he/she looks at his artwork.

How does Claude Monet use the elements of art in his art?

In April 1874 an exhibition proved to be revolutionary. One of Claude's most noted works in the show, "Impression, Sunrise" made in1873. Critics used the title to name the group of artists saying that their work seemed more like sketches than finished paintings. After a while, they started to call them Impression paintings.

Claude gained financial and critical success during the late 1880s and 1890s, then he started the paintings for which he would become very popular. He loved to paint outdoors and especialy the gardens that he helped create. The water lilies found in the pond had a particular appeal for him, and he painted several series of them throughout the rest of his life.

New Type of Art

Pathway to sucess

This is one of Claudes popular paintings of one of his gardens he helped build.

The picture discribing thow he uses movement in his artwork.


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