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  1. 2. Claude Monet (14 November 1840 – 5 December 1926)
  2. 3. <ul><li>Claude Mone - born Oscar Claude Monet, 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). </li></ul>
  3. 4. Navigation <ul><li>Biography - </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures - </li></ul><ul><li>Most famous works – </li></ul><ul><li>Monet’s portraits and photos - </li></ul>
  4. 5. Biography <ul><li>was born on 14 November 1840 on the 5th floor of 45 rue Laffitte, in the 9th arrondissement of Paris </li></ul><ul><li>in 1851 entered Le Havre secondary school of the arts </li></ul><ul><li>also undertook his first drawing lessons from Jacques-François Ochard, a former student of Jacques-Louis David </li></ul><ul><li>o n 28 January 1857, his mother died. At the age of sixteen, he left school and went to live with his widowed childless aunt, Marie-Jeanne Lecadre. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Biography <ul><li>was in Paris for several years and met other young painters who would become friends and fellow impressionists; among them was Édouard Manet </li></ul><ul><li>disillusioned with the traditional art taught at art schools, in 1862 Monet became a student of Charles Gleyre in Paris where he met Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Frédéric Bazille and Alfred Sisley </li></ul><ul><li>together they shared new approaches to art, painting the effects of light en plein air with broken color and rapid brushstrokes, in what later came to be known as Impressionism </li></ul>
  6. 7. Biography <ul><li>in 1872, he painted Impression, Sunrise depicting a Le Havre port landscape (the first Impressionist exhibition in 1874). From the painting's title, art critic Louis Leroy coined the term &quot;Impressionism“ </li></ul><ul><li>in 1883 moved to a house in Giverny, Eure, in Upper Normandy, where he planted a large garden and where he painted for much of the rest of his life </li></ul>
  7. 8. Biography <ul><li>worked on &quot;series&quot; paintings, in which a subject was depicted in varying light and weather conditions. His first series exhibited as such was of Haystacks, painted from different points of view and at different times of the day </li></ul><ul><li>was fond of painting controlled nature: his own gardens in Giverny, with its water lilies, pond, and bridge </li></ul><ul><li>between 1883 and 1908, Monet traveled to the Mediterranean, where he painted landmarks, landscapes, and seascapes, such as Bordighera. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Biography <ul><li>Monet died of lung cancer on 5 December 1926 at the age of 86 and is buried in the Giverny church cemetery </li></ul><ul><li>his home, garden and waterlily pond were bequeathed by his son Michel, his only heir, to the French Academy of Fine Arts in 1966. </li></ul>Back to Navigation
  9. 10. Most famous works <ul><li>Impression, Sunrise </li></ul><ul><li>Rouen Cathedral series </li></ul><ul><li>London Parliament series </li></ul><ul><li>Water Lilies </li></ul><ul><li>Haystacks </li></ul><ul><li>Poplars </li></ul>Back to Navigation
  10. 11. Pictures Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies , 1899 Garden Path , 1902
  11. 12. Impression, Sunrise (Impression, soleil levant) (1872). Charing Cross Bridge , 1899
  12. 13. Port-Goulphar, Belle Île, 1887 Water Lilies, 1920-1926 Back to Navigation
  13. 14. Monet’s portraits and photos Claude Monet Reading (1872) by Renoir Claude Monet, in his garden , by Étienne Clémentel, c. 1917
  14. 15. Monet, right, in his garden at Giverny, 1922. Back to Navigation
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