Sunday, 5 May 2013

Claude Monet

Oscar-Claude Monet was born in 1840 in Paris, was one of the founders of impressionist painting. The term Impressionism is derived from the title of his work Impression, Sunrise created in 1872.

Between 1851 and 1857 Claude Monet attended high school in Le Havre where he was taught drawing by Jacques-François Ochard. He did not like school discipline and preferred to be on the cliff or by the sea. During his lectures drew caricatures of his teachers and other students who were exposed in the window of the only merchant picture frames from Le Havre. At the age of 15 years Monet was known as a cartoonist in the city and received orders for which charged up to 20 francs.

His early works, up to half of the 1860s, are realistic style. Monet managed to expose some of these works in the Hall of París.En the 1870s was part of the Impressionist exhibitions, his work Impression, Sunrise was part of the 1874 Salon des Refuses.

Monet died in 1926, now is recognized one of the founders of impressionist painting.

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