Essay on Claude Monet 's Painting Of The Water Lilies

783 Words Apr 12th, 2016 4 Pages
Claude Monet once wrote in a letter, “everyday I discover more and more beautiful things. It’s enough to drive one mad. I have such a desire to do everything, my head is bursting with it” (Monet). Dedicating nearly 70 years of his life to his work, Monet pioneered his way into the art world in the latter half of the nineteenth century and the early twentieth century. Using his various studies, he was able to become an art innovator with the Impressionism movement. In this paper I will argue how the history of Claude Monet’s painting of The Water Lilies contributed to the Impressionistic movement and how Monet’s work affects society’s appreciation of art. Claude Monet’s early study of painting and light was a leading source for the movement of Impressionism. With beginning his study of painting at the age of nineteen years old, Monet had been guided by Dutch painter Jongkind. Jongkind had been credited by Monet for his education, which then expanded to the studies of color and light, including their impact on landscapes and objects, leading Monet to Impressionism. By experimenting with this new technique, Monet had painted landscapes and found an art dealer in Holland which had gotten his work to venture to the United States, spreading the form of Impressionism beyond Europe. With a group showing in Paris, 1874, Monet’s Impression, Sunrise was where the name of the movement derived from. After Monet was bound to become the “chief innovator of the Impressionist revolution”…

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