Cathedrale de Rouen
This painting is part of a series of paintings to highlight the effects of light on a particular subject. It is Monet’s most exhaustive series of paintings about a single subject.
The series of paintings were viewed and praised by fellow painters Camille Pissarro and Paul Cézanne while it was on exhibit.
Monet encountered difficulty painting the subject due to the complexity of the motif and the light. These complications eventually gave him nightmares.
Garden at Sainte-Adresse
– The painting reflects Monet’s admiration for Japanese woodblock prints. He referred to it as “the Chinese painting in which there are flags” while Renoir referred to it as “the Japanese painting with little flags”.
– Although the scene projects affluent domesticity, Monet’s relationship with his father at that time was tense due to his family’s disapproval of his relationship with his future wife Camille Doncieux.
Haystacks / Wheatstacks
It is a part of a series of impressionist paintings done by Claude Monet depicting stacks of hay during harvest season.
It is among Monets earliest works that uses a repeated theme to show contrasts in the perception of light depending on the time of day, the seasons as well as the type of weather it is painted in. The painting shows his maturity as an artist as well as the intensity of the study he did on light and atmospheric conditions.
The haystacks are somewhat a powerful depiction of the beauty and prosperity that was enjoyed in countryside Normandy in France.
Being the perfectionist that he is, Haystacks is among one of Monets works that was able to survive his own criticism and destruction.
The painting that started the Impressionist movement
The most famous of six paintings by Monet of Le Havre, his hometown
A poem of light and atmosphere, the painting can also be seen as an ode to the power and beauty of a revitalized France. Art historian Paul Tucker. Who are we to argue?
Le Bassin Aux Nymphéas (Water Lily Pond)
– SOLD FOR $80.5 MILLION (equivalent to $88.2 million in 2015) on June 24, 2008
– This was painted by Monet in 1919, sold, then seen just once in public over the last 80 years.
– Impressionist Claude Monet was a prolific artist, with over 2,500 known works, so why not go for one of the most famous and exclusive and get a faithful reproduction of the seldom-seen Water Lily Pond? Its a peaceful scene, and represents the best of one of historys best artists.
The Japanese Footbridge
It is a painting of a water garden that Monet created in his home in Giverny. The series of paintings and the garden are considered Monet’s greatest achievements.
The design of the garden in this painting is likely derived from another artwork – a Japanese print in Monet’s collection.
This painting is one of many that depict the garden at various phases of daylight. Other paintings place the bridge in various positions while others do not display the bridge at all.
Water Lilies 1919
Own one of the artist’s series of Water Lilies paintings.
This painting is also a great gift for nature and art lovers alike.
As a wall art in your home or office, there’s no doubt that your guests will take a second look or ask you about this painting. If they are familiar with Monet’s work or they are art lovers like yourself, you can expect a good conversation about this piece or its artist.
Woman with a Parasol
Part of a series of paintings that Monet created of his wife, Camille Monet, and their son Jean who was eight years old at the time of the painting.
It depicts Monets specialty in painting the outdoors and of the Impressionism movement in art which mainly focuses on capturing what the eyes perceive of the different colors of the object when varying degrees of sunlight hit them.
This series of paintings also shows his mastery in depicting light and movement of air, through gentle, fluid strokes in vibrant colors, thereby creating a very realistic scene.
The landscape being featured in the paintings is actually the garden that surrounds the painters familys second home located in Argenteuil in the suburbs of Paris