Oscar Claude Monet (//; 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. 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, photo bi Nadar, 1899.
|Born||Oscar Claude Monet|
14 November 1840
|Died||5 December 1926 (aged 86)|
|Notable wirk(s)||Impression, Sunrise|
Rouen Cathedral series
Lunnon Pairlament series
|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. 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.