Thursday, November 14, 2013

Happy Birthday Claude

Claude Monet (14 November 1840 – 5 December 1926) was a founder of French impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein-air landscape painting. The term Impressionism is derived from the title of his painting Impression, Sunrise (Impression, soleil levant). In this image: In this Jan. 19, 2011 photo, Dean Yoder, conservator of paintings for the Cleveland Museum of Art, gently dusts Claude Monet's vast water lilies painting at the museum in Cleveland.


Les Bassin aux nympheas


2 comments:

Zoomie said...

Monet is the one Impressionist I never get tired of. Don't love all his paintings but there are two or three that I'd steal if I got the chance. The one with the red poppies and the woman in the field. The train station one. One of the cathedral series. Delicious!

Namastenancy said...

I think he is still one of the most popular painters. I could have included pages and pages of his work but then, what would be left for people to discover.