Impressionism Claude Monet
Chronology
1839           Daguerreotype presented
1848           Communist Manifesto
1848-52     Revolution in Europe
1859           Charles Darwin publishes Origin of Species
1859           Monet comes to Paris and enters the Swiss Academy. 
1860           Monet meets Pissaro and Courbet. 
1863           Monet discovers Manet's painting and paints "en plein air" in the Fontainebleau forest. 
1863           Salon of Refusals
1861-65     American Civil War
1874          Monet exhibits "Impression Sunrise" at the first Impressionist exhibition in the studio of Nadar. 
1883          Monet rents a house at Giverny. He will stay there for 43 years. 
1884           1st Salon des Artistes Independants (Salon of Independents)
1886           8th and last Impressionist exhibition
1887           Monet exhibits in New-York thanks to Durand-Ruel. 
1889           Monet exhibits with Rodin. 
1890           Monet purchases the house in Giverny and begins the digging for the Water-Lily pond. 
1891           First movie camera patented
1900           Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams
1903           First flight of the Wright brothers
1905-15     Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity
1907           First problems with his eyesight.
1914-18     World War I
1916         The artist decides to build a large studio of 23 m x 12m at Giverny. 
1916 - 1926    Claude Monet works on twelve large canvas, The Water Lilies. Following the signing of the Armistice, Monet offers to donate them to France. Theses paintings will be installed in an architectural space designed specifically for them at the museum of the Orangerie in Paris. 
1923    Monet is nearly blind. He has an operation from the cataract in one eye. His sight improves. 
1926    In February Monet is still painting. But he suffers from lung cancer. He dies on December 5th. He is buried in a simple ceremony at Giverny. His friend Georges Clémenceau attends the ceremony.
 

 

Monet Houses of Parliament at Sunset 1903

J.M.W. Turner Burning of Houses of Parliment October 16,1834 (painted in 1835)

 
 


MONET, Claude  Impression, Sunrise 1872 Paris, Marmottan



 


Original Photo

Color Intensified

Brushy Quick Strokes defining Forms

 
 
 
 
 
 
Analogous Color Scheme
 

Monet, Claude Rouen Cathedral 
(Dawn) 1894 
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Monet, Claude Rouen Cathedral 
(Dawn) 1894 

Monet, Claude Rouen Cathedral 
(Dull Dawn) 1894 

Monet, Claude Rouen Cathedral 
(Harmony in Blue) 1894 

Monet, Claude Rouen Cathedral 
(Harmony in Full Sunlight) 1894 


 
 
 
 


Claude Monet 1840-1926 Haystacks on a Foggy Morning1891 France Oil on canvas



 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Claude Monet 1840-1926
 Haystacks on a Foggy Morning1891
France Oil on canvas

Claude Monet 1840-1926
 Haystack at Sunrise Near Giverny 1891
France Oil on canvas
29 1/2 x 37 in Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Water-lily series paintings in Giverny


"Nymphéas"
Claude MONET 1914-17
Musée Marmottan, Paris
"Last autumn I burned six paintings with the dead leaves from my garden. It is enough to make you lose all hope. Yet I would not want to die without having said everything I have to say, or at least tried to say. And my days are numbered... Who knows what tomorrow will bring..."
Claude Monet

"Nymphéas"
Claude MONET 1914-17
Private collection
"I'm back at work, it is still the best way of not thinking about present sorrows, although I'm rather ashamed of thinking about little researches into forms and colors while so many suffer and die for us." 
Claude Monet

"Nymphéas"
Claude MONET 1914-17
Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Japan
"At night I am obsessed with what I am striving to achieve. In the morning I get up broken by fatigue. The dawn gives me courage, but my anxiety rushes back as soon as I set foot into the studio. How difficult it is to paint... It really is torture."
Claude Monet 

"Nymphéas"
Claude MONET 1916
National Museum of Western Art, Tokio
"They are short-sighted those who call me a master : of good intentions, yes, but that's all."
Claude Monet

"Nymphéas"
Claude MONET 1914-17
"I'm getting very slow at working, which desesperates me, but I see more and more that I must work a lot to find what I'm seeking : the instantaneousness, above all the envelope, the same light spread everywhere."
Claude Monet 

"Nymphéas"
Claude MONET 1916-19
Musée d'Orsay, Paris
"I get madder and madder on giving back what I feel."
Claude Monet

"Nymphéas"
Claude MONET 1916-19
Musée Marmottan, Paris
"If you absolutely must find an affiliation for me, select the Japanese of olden times ; their rarefied taste, their aesthetic that evokes a presence by means of a shadow, and the whole by means of a fragment. They are a profoundly artistice people."
Claude Monet 

 


Water Lilies Claude Monet (French, 18401926)
1914-26. Oil on canvas, three panels,
Each 6' 6 3/4" x 13' 11 1/4" (200 x 424.8 cm), overall 6' 6 3/4" x 41' 10 3/8"