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Profile of the famous French Impressionist 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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Claude Monet Profile
Gallery of popular Impressionist paintings by French artist Claude Monet.
Browse quotations and comments on art and life by the French impressionist painter.
Read about the life of Claude Monet and the Impressionist art movement in France.
- "My garden is my
most beautiful masterpiece."
- "I can only draw
what I see."
- "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."
- "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
- "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."
- "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."
- "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, thats 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."
- "It is by force
of observation and reflection that one finds. So let us grind away
and grind away constantly."
- "Everything I have
earned has gone into these gardens."