Oscar-Claude Monet / 克劳德·莫奈

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Oscar-Claude Monet, 克劳德·莫奈 (French: [klod mɔnɛ]; 14 November 1840 – 5 December 1926) 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.[1][2] The term "Impressionism" is derived from the title of his painting Impression, soleil levant (Impression, Sunrise), which was exhibited in 1874 in the first of the independent exhibitions mounted by Monet and his associates as an alternative to the Salon de Paris.
Monet's ambition of documenting the French countryside led him to adopt a method of painting the same scene many times in order to capture the changing of light and the passing of the seasons. From 1883 Monet lived in Giverny, where he purchased a house and property, and began a vast landscaping project which included lily ponds that would become the subjects of his best-known works. In 1899 he began painting the water lilies, first in vertical views with a Japanese bridge as a central feature, and later in the series of large-scale paintings that was to occupy him continuously for the next 20 years of his life.

Self-Portrait in Beret
Oil on canvas, 56 x 46 cm

Impression, Sunrise
Oil on canvas, 48 x 63 cm,
Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris

Le Déjeuner sur l'Herbe (The Picnic, fragment)
Oil on canvas, 248 x 218 cm
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

The Lunch
Oil on canvas, 230 x 150 cm
Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt

Oil on canvas, 65 x 81 cm
Art Institute, Chicago

Fields of Bezons
c. 1873
Oil on canvas, 57 x 80 cm
Nationalgalerie, Berlin

Monet's Garden in Vétheuil
Oil on canvas, 152 x 121 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington

The Red Cape
Oil on canvas, 99 x 80 cm
Museum of Art, Cleveland

Three Poplars, Summer
Oil on canvas, 92 x 73 cm
National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo

Water Lilies
Oil on canvas, 200 x 200 cm
Bridgestone Museum of Art, Tokyo

Wheatstacks 1890-1891

Claude Monet Camille, or The Woman in the Green Dress, 1866

Jean Monet In His Cradle 1867

Camille Monet in Japanese Costume 1876

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