A Look at Monet

Claude Monet was the founder of the French Impressionist style of painting, and is probably one of the most recognizable and memorable painters in history. Born in Paris in 1840, Monet attended art school, studied under great artists, and then set to work identifying his own style – a style that would set him apart and define and inspire artists to this day. Today, we pay homage to this bold and talented artist by taking a look at some of his greatest works.

"Port-Goulphar, Belle-Ile Painting" - Translates to "Rocks at Port-Goulphar, Belle-Ile.

This next series of pictures is of various areas in Monet’s gardens in Giverny, which were precious to him and appeared in quite a few of his paintings.

Monet's "Weeping Willow", painted in 1918.

Monet's "Water Lily Pond and Weeping Willow", painted between 1916 and 1919

Monet's "Bridge Over a Pond of Water Lilies", painted 1899

Monet's "Nympheas", painted 1915

Monet was also fond of painting his wife and family. This theme is displayed in the paintings below.

Monet's "The Woman In the Green" was of his wife Camille, painted in 1866

Monet's "Jean Monet on His Hobby Horse", painted in 1872

Monet's "Woman With A Parasol", features wife, Camille", and son, Jean, painted 1875

Monet’s paintings were mostly of outdoor scenes. Take a look at some of his most well known below.

Monet's "Argenteuil", painted 1875

Monet's "Rue Montorgueil", painted 1878

Monet's "Street in Vétheuil in Winter", painted 1879