Claude Monet

Claude Monet
Claude Oscar Monet was born November 14 in 1840 in Paris, the son of a grocer. In early childhood, the family moved to Normandy. This boy started painting. His favorite genre was drawing cartoons. Monet landscape E.Budena notices and gives lessons boy outdoors.

After the Army, Monet joined the faculty of arts, but soon dropped out and began to study painting at the studio of Charles Gleyre.

"Luncheon on the Grass" (1865 ) visited the studio at the same time Auguste Renoir and Frederic Bazille. Together, they became the basis of the Impressionist movement.

name given towards painting Monet's "Impression. Rising SunĀ»(Impression, soleil levant), written after a trip to England and Holland in 1872.

The first known work of the artist, has come down to our days, was a portrait of his future wife, Camille" Camille, or portrait Lady in Green Dress "(1866). Before that Monet painted "Luncheon on the Grass", but survived only a small copy of it.

"Field of Poppies" (1873) The artist has created such masterpieces as "Lilac in the sun", "Poppy Field at Argenteuil", "Gare Saint-Lazare", "RicksĀ».

After the death of his first wife Mona married a second time. In the end, he survived and his second wife, and his eldest son.

In the 1920s, the artist cataract progresses, it takes two operations.

Died Claude Monet December 5 in 1926 in Giverny at the 87-year life.