Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Oscar-Claude Monet, French Impresssionist Artist

Oscar-Claude Monet

I love art and Impressionist art is one of my all time favorites.  I am a huge fan of French Impressionist art.   There are many French impressionist artist that I love but I will begin with the founder of French Impressionism Claude Monet.

Monet was born Oscar-Claude Monet on November 14 1840 in the 9th Arrondissement, Paris, France.   His parents were Claude Adolphe Monet and Louise Justine Aubree.

Monet was not really interested in copying other artists.  He preferred to paint what he saw in front of him exactly as he saw it.  Nature provided much inspiration for Monet.

     Claude Monet in his garden.

Monet's garden at Giverney was inspiration for many of his paintings.  My understanding is that Monet worked to make his garden flourish.  If I lived surrounded by such lushness I would be tempted to paint it too.  I am trying to make my garden look just as lush with the limited space that I have.   

 Artist Garden at Giverney

   Blue Waterlilies

 Le Pont Japonais at Giverney

 Waterlilies


The following are some of my favorite Claude Monet paintings.  I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do.

   Antibes as seen from the Salis Garden

 Arm of the Seine near Giverney

Boulevard de Capucines

 Camille Monet at her Tapestry

 Antibes view of Salis in Winter

 On the Bank of the Seine, Bennecourt

 Sunset on the Seine in Winter

 Cliffwalk at Pourville

 Corner of the Studio

 Fishing Boats at Sea

 House of Parliament

 Hyde Park, London

 Le Grenoulliere

 Le Pont Routier, Argenteuil

 Lazare Station Paris, France

 Morning at Antibes

 Woman in the Garden St Adresse

 Palazzo de Mula, Venice

Poppies at Argenteuil

 Regata at Argenteuil



Sailboat at Le Petite Gennevilliers

  San Giorgio Maggiore at Twilight

Seascape Night Effect

 Snow Effect with Setting Sun

The Artist House at Argenteuil

 The Bend of the Seine at Lavacourt in Winter

 The Boat Sudio


 The Bridge at Argenteuil


 The Church at Vetheuil

 The Harbour at Argenteuil

 The Magpie

Road to Chailly

The Seine at Rouen

Train in the Snow

The Woman in the Green Dress, Camille

Waterloo Bridge, London

Women at the Garden Ville D'Avray

Towing of a Boat

The Seine at Bougival


1922 photograph of Claude Monet with an unidentified visitor in his garden


2 comments:

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Xenia: Beautiful paintings. I especially like Cliffwalk at Pourville and Woman in the Garden. I have to tell you that my husband and I watched Cathryn Cookson's "The Wingless Bird" last night on your recommendation. We loved it and are now going to try some of her others. Thank you for your review..Happy Wednesday..Judy

collarcitybrownstone said...

Wait a minute.....someone actually reads my movie reviews?....LOL You made my week Judy!

Love and hugs!