Claude Monet

Oscar Claude Monet (/mˈn/; French: [klod mɔnɛ]; 14 November 1840 – 5 December 1926) wis a foonder o French Impressionist pentin, an the maist consistent an proleefic practeetioner o the muivement's filosofie o expressin ane's perceptions afore naitur, especially as applee'd tae plein-air laundscape pentin.[1][2] The term "Impressionism" is derived frae the teetle o his pentin Impression, soleil levant (Impression, Sunrise), that wis exhibitit in 1874 in the first o the independent exhibeetions moontit bi Monet an his associates as an alternative tae the Salon de Paris.

Claude Monet
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Claude Monet, photo bi Nadar, 1899.
BornOscar Claude Monet
14 November 1840(1840-11-14)
Paris, Fraunce
Dee'd5 December 1926(1926-12-05) (aged 86)
Giverny, Fraunce
Kent forPenter
Notable wirk(s)Impression, Sunrise
Rouen Cathedral series
Lunnon Pairlament series
Water Lilies
Patron(s)Gustave Caillebotte, Ernest Hoschedé, Georges Clemenceau

Monet's ambeetion o documentin the French kintraside led him tae adopt a method o pentin the same scene mony times in order tae captur the chyngin o licht an the passin o the saisons.[3] Frae 1883 Monet leeved in Giverny, whaur he purchased a hoose an property an began a vast laundscapin project that includit lily ponds that wad acome the subjects o his best-kent warks. In 1899 he begoud pentin the watter lilies, first in vertical views wi a Japanese brig as a central featur, an later in the series o lairge-scale pentins that wis tae occupy him conteenuously for the next 20 years o his life.


  1. House, John, et al.: Monet in the 20th century, page 2, Yale University Press, 1998.
  2. "Claude MONET biography". 2 December 2009. Retrieved 5 Juin 2012.
  3. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 15 November 2017. Retrieved 27 Februar 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)