Claude Monet’s styleHe likes painting water. What colour is water actually? One moment its blue, the next its white. His paintings are really just blobs of paint, but when you are a metre or so from the actual painting , they look normal again!
Impression -sunriseLe Havre port landscapeThe art critics started calling Monet an Impressionest.They didn’t mean it as a compliment. They thought paintings should be precise and carefully done. They should also be a little gray and dark too. Monet did many sunrises with different colours.
Water liliesHis water lilies is what hes most known for.Monet put in a pond for his garden so he could paint water , water lilies and the Japanese bridge that stood above the pond.
Japanese bridgeMonet painted many different paintings of this bridge, with different colours and painting different sides of the bridge too.Monet grew older and older and his eyesight was getting worse , he kept on painting the bridge until he couldn’t see at all.
Other Japanese bridgesThe first bridge below was painted around 1899, the second bridge was painted in 1919 when Monets sight began to fail, while the third painting was in 1923 when he could barely see.
Come see Claude Monet! This November 14th celebrating Monet’s 172nd birthday! At the Auckland art gallery, Corner Kitchener and Wellesley Streets,12:00pm.See you then!
Monet’s homeMonet was born in Paris, November 14th 1840 and died 1926.Monet was baptized in Notre dame de corette, the local parish church. He was baptized as Oscar-Claude Monet, but his parents simply called him Oscar. Monet was the second son of eight.Thank-you for watching!=)