Claude Monet

Impressionist Painter, 1840 - 1926

Claude Monetís life works were impressionist paintings. These works of art heavily influenced other exalted painters such as Degas and Renoir. Monet was considered the more radical of the impressionists and definitely one of the leaders of the Impressionist movement, which is still considered one of the most important of the modern art world. Here are some great examples of Monet oil paintings.Oscar Claude Monet was born in Paris, attending the Swiss Academy for one year in 1859. Later studying in the studio of Glenyre he met Sisley and Renoir and the three of them began the Impressionist movement. He moved to Giverny in 1883 where he began painting his home and the lily ponds and gardens in his beloved yard.Some Famous Monet Oil Paintings include Poppy Field in Argenteuil, Walking near Argenteuil and London House of Parliament.†Some of the most famous of Claude Monetís impressionist works Water Lilies, which is actually the name for three different paintings that he did at various times in his life. The first was painted in 1903, the second in 1906 and the third he worked on between 1916 and 1923. His beautiful Weeping Willow oil painting on canvas was painted in 1919, while the famous Madame Monet and Her Son may well be the most appreciated of Claude Monetís paintings. It is an artfully crafted look at his wife and child. His wife often modeled for her husband. The image portrayed in this painting is classic Claude Monet: a vast array of color, cool shadow contrasts and warm daylight. Spring and White Water Lilies are other impressionist oil paintings for which Claude Monet is much heralded.