Monet 's father wanted him to continue his family 's dry food business, but Monet only liked drawing. Eugène Boudin, a frequent artist on the Normandy beach, taught Monet some of the first drawing techniques in 1856. In 1861 to 1862, Monet served in the army of Algeria. Lecadre, a Monet 's aunt, agreed to help him out of the military if Monet followed the arts sciences at the university. Monet left the army to enter the university.
Main Authors: Claude Monet: Is the true promoter of Impressionism, which always remained faithful. Born in Paris in 1840, spent most of his childhood in Le Havre, where he studied drawing in his teens with Eugène Louis Boudin. By 1859 Monet had firmly decided to start his career as an artist for what he spent long periods in Paris. In the 1860s he was associated with the pre-impressionist painter Édouard Manet and other French painters who would later form the impressionist school like Camille Pissarro, Pierre Auguste Renoir and Alfred Sisley. Monet painted working outdoors, landscapes and scenes of contemporary bourgeois society, and began to have some success at official exhibitions.
However the art critic did not mean it as a compliment but it gained popularity and in future use, took on a far more respectful connotation. The Impressionist movement transformed French painting in the second half of the nineteenth century. Not only did he lead the French impressionist movement but he also led the way to twentieth-century modernism by developing a unique style that strove to capture, on canvas, the very act of perceiving nature. Impressionism continues to be one of the most reproduced styles of art for popular consumption and this can all be brought back to Monet and those inspired by him. Monet’s lead role in this period of time has lead to him being widely recognized for his participation and has made his work more popular because it represents a great period of
Pimnara Wattanapongsin - 5780744 Four Groups of Monet’s Paintings “My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece,” said Claude Monet (as cited in “Waterlilies Nympheas,” n.d.). Monet loved to paint people and places that he was familiar with. Throughout his life, Monet spent a lot of time producing many famous paintings, which captured his exquisite garden; his garden was something that he took immense pride in. He was fascinated by the beauty and the movement of nature. Although he only painted in the same Impressionist style, there were some differences, such as interactions, feelings, and experiences created in each work.
When we think of the most famous artists of our time, artists such as Van Gogh, Claude Monet, and Pablo Picasso come to mind. Something that often doesn’t occur to many people is, where exactly did these artists develop their signature style of art, and what influenced them to create it? Claude Monet created the impressionistic style when quickly trying to catch the beauty of a sunset before it disappeared, spurring a new style of art that eventually influenced Van Gogh. But what exactly influenced Pablo Picasso’s seemingly bizarre style of cubism? In my paper I’ll be exploring how Pablo Picasso and other artists were influenced to create the cubism style, and how these influences were the cause of an entire art movement.
I later found out that Bierstadt loved to paint paintings that had dramatic weather, saturated light, colors that verged on expressionistic, rocky mountains, Oregon trails, virgin landscapes, scenes of native Americans, and a bit more. This painting may symbolize dramatic weather because of the setting and all of the details that’s in it. Bierstadt had gathered the materials he needed to paint a painting of a place that he could identify as Puget Sound. Bierstadt’s artwork “Puget Sound on the Pacific Coast” was successful. It was a great painting of a storm approaching some working people on land.
Also the mood is pretty positive and I like how realistic it feels so I can also relate to it in that way. To me, the painting almost seems to be saying that the friendship of the people depicted in the picture is as fresh and indispensable as the water needed to make up a lake. Or that it’s crystal clear how relaxed the people in the painting are. I believe that the painting is focused on the water which is related to cleanliness and life, put together with bunch of women who seem close to each other, I believe La Grenouillère is about a specific village/group of people who come together to join in a movement of becoming pure and clean in the clear blue waters. Reading more into the painting, I learnt that La Grenouillère is from Monet’s dream about the bathing units of La Grenouillrè, which basically was a middle-class spa resort, floating café, and boating establishment in
The neo-impressionistic technique makes the color of the painting reveals a real sense of Parisian 's outside on a sunny day and a real strong sense of sunlight streaming through the trees. The viewers can quickly feel the warmth and temperature when they look at the vibrantly portrayed artwork. Pointillism makes the picture”alive” as well as it provides a three-dimensional feel to the viewers.
Edouard Manet was one of the most influential artists of the nineteenth century. Considered the Father of Impressionism, Manet bridged the gap between the Realism and Impressionism movements. He is remembered for defying the artistic traditions of his time by portraying current day subject matter in his paintings. He held the belief that art should reflect life as it is, and it should not be fictionally portrayed by idealized concepts of the past. Although his individualism and creative originality set a new horizon for the Impressionists, his work was not always viewed as revolutionary.
Van Gogh's Starry Night is considered his most famous work and it characterizes his individual technique. The style of this painting is another example of mixing abstract with realism. I can clearly tell what is the sky, what is a mountain, and what is a building, and yet all of these objects seem to mix and swirl into one another in a way that they seem connected. The artist use of thick and flowing layered lines made the sky expands beyond the place. In Starry Night Van Gogh´s unique, thick brushstrokes are very much evident and there is a consistency to his technique that adds even more depth and texture to this work of art and made it look like a dream.