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Inspirational art quotes by the famous French Artist Claude Monet
Born Oscar-Claude Monet - Paris, France - 14th of November, 1840 / Died - Giverny, France - 5th of December, 1926
Popular Claude Monet paintings include "Impression, Sunrise", "La Promenade", "Rouen Cathedral", and "Water Lilies".
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  • "My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece."
    Claude Monet
  • "I can only draw what I see."
    Claude Monet
  • "It's on the strength of observation and reflection that one finds a way. So we must dig and delve unceasingly."
    Claude Monet
  • "It seems to me as if I can see nature and I can catch it all. It is by observation and reflection that I discover how. That is what we are working on, continuously."
    Claude Monet
  • "For me, a landscape does not exist in its own right, since its appearance changes at every moment; but the surrounding atmosphere brings it to life.. the air and the light which vary continually. For me, it is only the, surrounding atmosphere which gives subjects their true value."
    Claude Monet
  • "Nothing in the whole world is of interest to me but my painting and my flowers."
    Claude Monet
  • "To me the motif itself is an insignificant factor; what I want to reproduce is what lies between the motif and me. Other painters paint a bridge, a house, a boat.. I want to paint the air in which the bridge, the house and the boat are to be found.. the beauty of the air around them, and that is nothing less than the impossible."
    Claude Monet
  • "I am working as hard as I possibly can, and do not even dream of doing anything except the cathedral. It is an immense task."
    Claude Monet
  • "It is by force of observation and reflection that one finds. So let us grind away and grind away constantly."
    Claude Monet
  • "Everything I have earned has gone into these gardens."
    Claude Monet

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  • "It took me time to understand my waterlilies. I had planted them for the pleasure of it; I grew them without ever thinking of painting them."
    Claude Monet
  • "I hope that Cezanne will still be here and that he will join us, but he is so shy, so afraid of meeting new people, that I am afraid that he might let us down, even though he wants very much to meet you. How sad it is that this man hasn't had more patronage in his life!"
    Claude Monet
  • "I insist upon doing it alone. Much as I enjoyed making the trip there with Renoir as a tourist, I'd find it hard to work there together. I have always worked better alone and from my own impressions."
    Claude Monet
  • "I know that to paint the sea really well, you need to look at it every hour of every day in the same place so that you can understand its way in that particular spot and that is why I am working on the same motifs over and over again, four or six times even."
    Claude Monet
  • "One is too taken up with all that one sees and hears in Paris, however strong one is, and what I do here will at least have the merit of being unlike anyone else, at least I believe so, because it will simply be the expression of what I, and only I have felt. The further I get, the more I regret how little I know, that’s what hinders me the most. I don't think I will spend much time in Paris now, a month at the very most, each year."
    Claude Monet
  • "It seems to me, when I see nature, that I see it ready made, completely written.. but then, try to do it! All this proves that one must think of nothing but them impressions; it is by dint of observation and reflection that one makes discoveries."
    Claude Monet
  • "Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment."
    Claude Monet

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